The preparation and realization of this recording has been a process of continuous discovery, revealing a style of polyphonic writing which is both sophisticated and complete, capable of communicating contrasting sentiments. This process has confirmed the evaluation of the Primo Libro dei Madrigali a 4 voci as a veritable compendium of the compositional techniques of Pomponio Nenna. This collection contains not only a direct correspondence between textual and musical elements, but also an ample and variegated use of those technical devices which this composer from Bari shows to have completely mastered.
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Nenna: Madrigals for 4 Voices, Book 1
Nunzia Sorrentino (violin), Rosario Conte (archlute), Doriano Longo (baroque viola), Maria Antonietta Losito (baroque viola), Rosa Rita Lapresentazione (spinet), Sergio Lella (flute), Giacchino de Padova (viola da gamba)