The present recording brings together various examples of night music from the European tradition and constitutes a kaleidoscope refracting the manifold facets of night. In tells of brilliant celebrations, nocturnal love dramas and desires, tender lullabies, ghosts, birds of the night and the most holy of nights. It is Antonio Vivaldi's music that is pivotal to our recording. Providing a bridge between his works and functioning as interludes are songs, diminutions, motets, madrigals, sommeils and chaconnes from Spai, the Netherlands, France, England, Italy, Germany and Austria.
Music of Vivaldi, Hotteterre, Biber, Lully, van Eyck...
Nani Nani (Sephardic lullaby)
arr. for solo Recorder
Sinfonia I from "La Senna festeggiante" RV693
Fra Gerardo (Veneto, 16th century)
L'altra nocte m'insomniava
Chamber Concerto in G minor RV 104 "La Notte"
Jacob van Eyck
"Antonio Vivaldi" alias Nicolas de Chédeville
Sonata in A maior RV59 op.13 from "Il Pastor fido"
from "Atys", tragédie mise en musique (Paris, 1676)
Concerto in E major "Il Riposo" (per il S.Natale) RV270
arrangement in D major for recorder
Jacques Hotteterre "Le Romain" / Jean-Baptiste de Bousset
Pourquoy, doux rossignol
Recorder Concerto in C minor Rv441
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Ciacona "Der Nachtwächter"
from Serenada à 5 A 877a (1673)
Round Midnight (1944) arranged by Luigi Mangiocavallo (1959*)
Dorothee Oberlinger &
Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
Giorgio Fava, Giovanni Dalla Vecchia, violin
Judit Foldes, viola
Walter Vestidello, violoncello
Giancarlo Pavan, double bass
Giancarlo Rado, archlute and baroque guitar
Giampietro Rosato, harpsichord and organ
Elisabetta de Mircovich, sopran, vielle, symphonia, violoncello
Thomas Hansen, bass
Lorenzo Cavasanti, recorder
With Night Music, German recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger and Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca present various facets of the night, with Antonio Vivaldi’s works accounting for the lion’s share of the programme. Between Vivaldi’s works, pieces from Spain, the Netherlands, France, England, Italy, Germany and Austria can be heard as intermezzi. Now the night is not only something quiet, but there are also splendid celebrations, love stories, lullabies and even the Christmas night. The result of this nocturnal exploration is fascinating: the rhetorically formed performances benefit from Dorothee Oberlinger’s creative intelligence, which is stimulatingly paired with much poetry and charm. (Norbert Tischer - Pizzicato.lu, 05/2019)
Recording: 07–10 October 2018, Chiesetta San Vigilio, Col San Martino, Italy
Recording & editing: Peter Laenger, Tritonus Musikproduktion GmbH
Cover photo and Art direction: Johannes Ritter
Total time: 68.29
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