Claudio Monteverdi and his Contemporaries

La Venexiana

8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 3, 2003
Zilkha Hall
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street

7:00 p.m.
Early Conversations Lecture
"First the Words, Then the Music?"
Dr. Matthew Dirst
The University of Houston

 

Join us for our opening concert as this brilliant, young group from Italy explores the passion and beauty of vocal and keyboard music of the 17th century. La Venexina is rapidly gaining an international reputation as one of the world’s finest interpreters of the Italian madrigal, having been praised by the New York Times for "taking Monteverdi madrigals out of the museum and presenting them as living, vital works."

Web Site and Discography http://www.glossamusic.com/artists/lavenexiana.htm

 

 

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

LA VENEXIANA

Valentina Coladonato, soprano
Claudio Cavina, alto
Sandro Naglia and Giuseppe Maletto, tenors
Matteo Bellotto, bass
Andrea Perugi, harpsichord


PROGRAM

Se parti i'moro             Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c. 1545 - 1607)

Intenerite voi                 Sigismondo d'India (c. 1582 - c. 1629) Vorrei baciarti O filli

Se tu mi lassi                Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) Occhi un tempo mia vita

Passemezzo                 Giovanni Picchi (fl. 1600 - 1625) (instrumental)

T'amo mia vita             Carlo Gesualdo (c. 1561- 1613)

Ch'io non t'ami cor mio         Monteverdi

Gira il nemico insidioso         Monteverdi

* * * *

Baci soavi e cari             Monteverdi

Giunto alla tomba             Giaches de Wert (1535 - 1596)

Cento partite sopra passacagli     Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643) (instrumental)

Pur ti miro, pur ti godo         Monteverdi

Cruda Amarilli                     Luca Marenzio (1553 - 1599)

Cruda Amarilli                     d'India

Merce' grido piangengo         Gesualdo

Una donna fra l'altre         Monteverdi

 


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