Andrea Gabrieli, Gesualdo da Venosa, Sigismondo d'India, Jakob Arcadelt, et al.
Paolo Pandolfo, conductor
Caroline Pelon, soprano
"56. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg - Musica Sacra"
Church St. Michael, Bamberg (Germany)
june 27, 2007.
Lineage: digital FM Broadcast (DVB-S Radio, 320kb/s)
"Prima e seconda pratica" -- Clerical Italian music from the repertoire of cardinal Francesco Barberini's "Concerto di viole" (Rome 1630-1640).
Presented for the first time in 1951 by church musicians of the two major protestant churches of the old town of Nuremberg (in german: Nürnberg), the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg - Musica Sacra (ION) is one of Germany's biggest and oldest festivals of sacred and organ music. Each year Nuremberg becomes the "centre of the organ universe", as Karl-Heinz Göttert and Eckhard Isenberg write in their Organ Guide to Germany of 1998.
Nowadays, however, the ION stands for much more than just organ music: choral and symphonic concerts are also part of the programme, as well as academic symposia and special events for young people.
In 2007 they took as their central theme the music and musicians of Italy. Italy has always been a country of strong musical innovation, and never more strongly than when music was dragged out of the Renaissance and reformed into the exciting riches of the Baroque. Venice, Rome and other great Italian cities were filled with new sounds - sounds which attracted the attention of performers and composers from all over Europe and proved to be hugely influential in shaping the compositions of the next 200 years.
The chamber concerts enhanced the Italian theme, including two varied concerts by the great Italian virtuoso Paulo Pandolfo: one concert took place in Nuremberg, the other (this recorded concert) in Bamberg as part of that city's 1000 year celebrations.
Pandolfo Paulo Pandolfo began his research in the field of renaissance and baroque musical idioms around 1979 together with violinist Enrico Gatti and harpsicordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Studied then with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. In 1982 he became a member of J.Savall's ensemble Hesperion XX and played with him until 1990 throughout the world, and making dozens of recordings (among them Bach's Kunst der Fuge, J.Dowlands Consort music, Neapolitan Renaissance Music , etc. etc.). In 1990, after the huge success of his first recording as a soloist (C.P.E.Bach's Sonatas for Viola da Gamba), he was nominated as Professor of viola da gamba at his alma mater, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. Since this appointment, he concentrates his teaching activities in Basel, whilst his performing carrier takes him all over the world, playing with artists such as Emma Kirkby, Rolf Lislevand, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Mitzi Meyerson, Jose' Miguel Moreno and many others.
Since 1992 he directs Labyrinto, a group of four or five viola da gambas, which is dedicated to the huge "consort music" repertoire.
Paolo Pandolfo has recorded for radio and television stations world wide, and for record companies such as Astree, Emi, Philips, Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Tactus, Simphonia. Since 1997 all his recordings are by the spanish leading record company GLOSSA. All his recordings have received amazingly positive reviews as well as many awards by the most important musical magazines (Gramophone, Le Monde de La Musique, Goldberg Scherzo, Diapason, etc.).
Paolo Pandolfo is invited to perform an to give masterclasses all over the world. He has been described as the Yo Yo Ma of the viol. Paolo Pandolfo builds bridges between the past and the present, bringing spontaneous and immediate life in the perfomance of baroque and renaissance music using medias such as improvisation, transcriptions and composition of modern pieces, being conviced that the patrimony of ancient music can be a powerful inspiration for the future of the western musical tradition.
Pandolfo took all the music pieces for the program "Vergine Bella" from the repertoire of Roman cardinal Francesco Barberini's "Concerto di viole".
* Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg - Musica Sacra (ION) <http://www.ion-musica-sacra.de/index.htm>
* Paolo Pandolfo <http://www.paolopandolfo.com/>
Caroline Pelon - soprano
Paolo Pandolfo - viola da gamba, direction
Guido Balestracci - viola da gamba
Francois ??? - viola da gamba
Amélie Chemin - viola da gamba
Christoph Urbanetz - viola da gamba
Thomas Boysen - theorbo
Massimiliano Raschietti - organ
Note: There were no titles given from the radio moderator. He only spoke about parts and movements (sorry, I couldn't find enough information in the WWW). Also I'm not sure if the tracksplits are correct (I even don't know how many movements the parts contain). Therefore I just numbered the movements all the way through.
Andrea Gabrieli, Bartolomeo Montalbano, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, Louis de Milan
"Vergine Bella" Part 1
01. 1st movement (01:22)
02. 2nd movement (00:58)
03. 3rd movement (02:11)
04. 4th movement (03:22)
05. 5th movement (01:05)
Domenico Mazzocchi, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, Orlando di Lasso
"Vergine Bella" Part 2 & 3
06. 1st movement (03:03)
07. 2nd movement (02:36)
08. 3rd movement (02:06)
09. 4th movement (05:57)
Giovanni Maria Trabaci, Sigismondo d'India, Giacomo Carissimi, Marco Marazzoli
"Vergine Bella" Part 4 & 5
10. 1st movement (02:33)
11. 2nd movement (01:37)
12. 3rd movement (00:59)
13. 4th movement (02:11)
14. 5th movement (01:00)
15. 6th movement (03:08)
16. Applause (00:56)
17. 7th movement (01:37)
18. 8th movement (01:26)
19. 9th movement (02:02)
20. 10th movement (00:44)
21. 11th movement (00:34)
22. 12th movement (01:16)
23. 13th movement (01:05)
Tarquinio Merula, Domenico Mazzocchi, Cipriano de Rore, Giovanni Battista Bassani
"Vergine Bella" Part 6 & 7
24. 1st movement (05:43)
25. 2nd movement (04:51)
26. 3rd movement (03:54)
Jakob Arcadelt, Tarquinio Merula
"Vergine Bella" Part 8
27. 1st movement (04:16)
28. 2nd movement (07:55)
29. Applause (00:41)
"Vergine Bella" Part 9
30. Closing piece (03:26)
31. Applause (00:27)
Total Time: [75:01]
E n j o y ! ! !