Gondola ride through the baroque of Venice

Jealousy, unfulfilled love and despair – the most common affects, used in the early italian baroque, presented in fabulous duets and solo cantatas by venetian composers.
Claudio Monteverdi
(1567 – 1643)
„Io son pur vezzosetta“
Duet for soprano, countertenor and b.c.
Barbara Strozzi
(1619 – 1667)
Cantate per voce sola „L’Astratto“
Soprano and b.c.
Giovanni Picchi
(about 1575 – 1630)
Passamezzo e Saltarello
Harpsichord solo
Claudio Monteverdi
„Non è di gentil core“
Duet for soprano, countertenor and b.c.
Silvestro Ganassi
(1492 – about 1550)
Ricercar Primo and Madrigal „Io vorei Dio d’amor“
Countertenor and viola da gamba
Benedetto Ferarri
(1597 – after 1681)
Aria di Ciaconna „Voglio di vita uscir“
Countertenor and b.c.
Claudio Monteverdi „Pur ti miro“
Duet from the opera „L`Incoronazione di Poppea“
for soprano, countertenor and b.c.
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Claudio Monteverdi „Dialogo di ninfa e pastore“
Duet for soprano, countertenor and b.c.
Claudio Monteverdi „Maledetto sia l’aspetto“
Countertenor and b.c.
Francesco Rasi
(1574 – 1621)
„Un guardo, un guardo appena“
Countertenor and b.c.
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
(1575 – 1661)
Toccata VIII – Sarabanda – Capona
Suite for theorbo and b.c.
Girolamo della Casa
(about 1543 – 1601)
Diminution „da sonar con la viola bastarda“ –
„Non gemme non fin oro“

Viola da gamba solo
Barbara Strozzi L`amante segreto „Voglio, voglio morire“
Cantata for soprano and b.c.
Giovanni Felice Sances
(1600 – 1679)
„Lagrimosa“
Duet for soprano, countertenor and b.c.

 

Instrumentation: soprano, countertenor, harpsichord, theorbo, viola da gamba
 
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