La Lira di Orfeo: A tribute to Gualberto Magli

La Lira di Orfeo: A tribute to Gualberto Magli

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Raffaele Pé (countertenor)
Chiara Granata (triple harp)
David Miller (theorbo)


Rising star countertenor Raffaele Pé returns to the Resonus label with an album entitled La lira di Orfeo: A tribute to Gualberto Magli.

Joined by renowned triple harpist Chiara Granata and theorbo player David Miller, Raffaele presents a beautiful programme inspired by the early-seventeenth-century career of the castrato Gualberto Magli and the continuous journey of his life, beginning with a compacted operina of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and works from Sigismondo D'India, Johann Nauwach, Francesca Caccini & Giovanni Trabacci amongst others. The album also features the premiere recording of Solo et Pensoso, written for this recording by Alessandro Ciccolini.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Claudio Monteverdi
1. Operina - ‘L’Orfeo’

Johann Nauwach
2. Amarilli mia bella

Francesca Caccini
3. Dispiegate guancie amate

Giulio Caccini
4. Sfogava con le stelle

Sigismondo D’India
5. Ancidetemi pur, dogliosi affani

Francesco Lambardi
6. O felice quel giorno

Giovanni Trabaci
7. Toccata Seconda per l’arpa

Girolamo Montesardo
8. Hor che la nott’ombrosa

Alessandro Ciccolini
9. Solo et pensoso (2013)

Giovanni Camillo Di Primi
10. Se fama al mondo

Johann Nauwach
11. Tempesta di dolcezza
12. Jetzund kömpt die Nacht herbey

Sigismondo D’India
13. Piangono al pianger mio

'[...] an ideal showcase for the virtuosity and dexterity of Pè’s voice, the three characters placing very different demands on the singer, a challenge to which he rises admirably; Chiara Granata on triple harp and David Miller on theorbo provide such a richness of sound that one never misses the full orchestra'

- Early Music Today

'[...] an ideal showcase for the virtuosity and dexterity of Pè’s voice, the three characters placing very different demands on the singer, a challenge to which he rises admirably; Chiara Granata on triple harp and David Miller on theorbo provide such a richness of sound that one never misses the full orchestra'
Early Music Today

'The countertenor Raffaele Pé has a bright, lucid timbre that cuts often to the heart of things, confidence and athleticism in the high register, and a hint of sweetness lower down'
Gramophone

'[Pé] shines as brightly as on that earlier Resonus album'
MusicWeb International

'Raffaele Pé leads his singing with confidence and beauty, his voice is shiny, with a splendid timbre.'
Pizzicato

Credits
© 2013 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2013 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10124
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790250
Cover image: M. Mersenne, Harmonie Universelle (1636), harp with three rows of strings