La Morte della Ragione (CD)

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Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

‘The senses reign, and Reason now is dead’ (Petrarch). Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which its author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: ‘a sweet illusion of the spirit,’ and a negative form, ‘one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell...’ This succession of ‘musical pictures’ leads us to the threshold of the baroque era, starting out with the Puzzle Canon by John Dunstable (1390- ca.1453), whose manuscript is an enigma, via the ‘bizarre’ style of Alexander Agricola (1446- ca.1506) and his obsessive, ostinato rhythm – almost an anticipation of minimalist music…to the improvisatory freedom of the Galliard Battaglia de Scheidt (1587-1654), a battle piece involving a great many diminutions or ‘divisions’, a common technique of improvisation in the Renaissance... This grand instrumental musical fresco of time and space is a kind of self-portrait of Giovanni Antonini and his longstanding musical colleagues. To accompany this disc, a richly-illustrated booklet presents a free-ranging iconographical tour combining pictures and contemporary photos.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Anon.: Preludio a flauto solo
  2. Anon.: La morte della Ragione (Pavana)
  3. Giorgio Mainerio: Gagliarda
  4. Christopher Tye: ln Nomine Crye
  5. Hayne van Ghizeghem: De tous biens plaine
  6. Josquin Desprez: De tous biens plaine
  7. Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine I
  8. Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine II (a)
  9. Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine lll
  10. Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine II (b)
  11. John Dunstable: Puzzle Canon
  12. Josquin Desprez: Nymphes des bois (La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem)
  13. Anon.: La Battaglia (Pavana)
  14. Attr. Thomas Preston: Upon la mi re
  15. Giorgio Mainerio: Schiarazula Marazula, Ungarescha & Saltarello
  16. Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XIII a otto voci
  17. Giovanni de Macque: Seconda Stravaganza
  18. Nicolas Gombert: La Rose (Chanson)
  19. Dario Castello: Sonata decimaquarta a 4
  20. Vincenzo Ruffo: Dormendo un giorno (Capriccio)
  21. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: La Napolitana (Sinfonia)
  22. John Baldwine: 4 Vocum
  23. Carlo Gesulado da Venosa: Canzon Francese del Principe
  24. Cristoforo Caresana: Tarantella
  25. Giovan Pietro del Buono: Sonata VII Stravagante sull’Ave Maris Stella
  26. Jacob van Eyck: Fantasia & Echo
  27. Samuel Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia