Hespèrion XXI / Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall - Jordi Savall, Dominique Fernandez: Lachrimae Caravaggio

Hespèrion XXI / Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall - Jordi Savall, Dominique Fernandez: Lachrimae Caravaggio
Genre: Classical
Duration: 01:17:25
Artist: Hespèrion XXI \ Le Concert des Nations \ Jordi Savall
Album: Jordi Savall, Dominique Fernandez: Lachrimae Caravaggio
Release Date: June 12, 2007
Styles: Vocal Music, Chamber Music

Jordi Savall has created another lavishly produced and sonically gorgeous album for Alia Vox. Here the theme is the art of Caravaggio, specifically, seven of his most wrenching paintings, all on Biblical or religious themes, six of them images of death, or near-death, and five of them are violent. The program booklet includes reproductions of the paintings and reflective essays by Dominique Fernandez.

This collection of 30 pieces differs from many of Savall's releases in that it includes many of his original works, as well as many improvisations, in addition to only a few pieces by Renaissance composers. The consistency of idioms and the security of the performances make it virtually impossible to distinguish between the modern compositions, the improvisations and the Renaissance music. The works are unified in their spirit of lamentation, and the stellar performances by Savall's two ensembles, Le Concert des Nations and Hespèrion XXI, are characterized by great passion and purity. Alia Vox's sound is clean and present, with just enough resonance. The uncompromisingly somber tone of the album may not be to everyone's taste, but for listeners who can appreciate beautifully nuanced performances of intense and anguished music in the manner of the Renaissance, there is much to savor here.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Lachrimæ Caravaggio, for early music ensemble
Statio 1. Cantus Caravaggio 1 (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:29
Statio 1. 1 Lachrimæ Tristes (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:12
Statio 1. Deploratio 1 (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:51
Statio 1. Planctus Caravaggio 1 (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:15
Statio 2. Extasis (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:08
Statio 2. Fantasia "Moro, Lasso" (d'après Carlo Gesualdo)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:29
Statio 2. 2 Lachrimæ Invocantis (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:20
Statio 2. Sinfonia di Guerra (d'après Monteverdi)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI0:48
Statio 2. Pugna & Damnatio (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:55
Statio 3. Imploratio (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:37
Statio 3. Deploratio 2 (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:17
Statio 3. Concentus: Aria - Recit - Lamento - Aria (d'après A. Stradella & L. Rossi)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI5:28
Statio 3. Lachrimæ Dolcissima (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:34
Statio 4. Durezze ligature (d'après Trabaci)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:54
Statio 4. Passacaglia "Umbrae" (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:17
Statio 4. Cantus Caravaggio 2 "O Lux" (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:05
Statio 4. 4 Lachrimae Amara (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:17
Statio 5. Transitio (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI0:33
Statio 5. Passacaglia "Libertas" (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:17
Statio 5. 5 Lachrimae Dolente (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:45
Statio 5. Deploratio 3 (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:08
Statio 5. Consonanze Stravaganti (d'aprè Trabaci)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:44
Statio 6. Cantus Caravaggio 3 "Extempore" (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:56
Statio 6. 6 Lachrimæ Gementes (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:00
Statio 6. Spiritum Morientis (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:08
Statio 6. Liberatio (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:09
Statio 7. Deploratio 7 (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI3:49
Statio 7. 7 Lachrimae Exultantes (Improvisation)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI2:31
Statio 7. Planctus Caravaggio 2 (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI4:13
Statio 7. Cantus Caravaggio 4 "In Memoriam" (Jordi Savall)Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall / Hespèrion XXI1:16

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