Verdelot: Madrigali diminuiti (Diminutions inspirees de Sylvestro Ganassi) Doulce Mémoire & Denis Raisin Dadre

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Label: Ricercar

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • 1Tutto il di piango03:50
  • 2Tutto il di piango (Instrumental)04:05
  • 3Nunqua fu pena magiore07:43
  • 4Padouana della Ragione02:55
  • 5Igno soave02:09
  • 6Igno soave (Instrumental)02:19
  • 7Ardenti miei sospiri03:26
  • 8Padouana La Ternarina01:40
  • 9Donna che sete tra le belle bella02:43
  • 10Donna che sete (Instrumental)02:48
  • 11Dormendo un giorno02:37
  • 12Aldi donna non dormire03:22
  • 13Fantasia sopra se mai provasti02:33
  • 14Se a vostra voglia04:44
  • 15In me cresce lardore (Instrumental)03:20
  • 16In me cresce lardore03:12
  • 17Madonna qual certezza02:55
  • 18Madonna qual certezza02:33
  • 19Madonna qual certezza (Instrumental)02:47
  • 20Pacientia ognom mi dice05:42
  • Total Runtime01:07:23

Info for Verdelot: Madrigali diminuiti (Diminutions inspirees de Sylvestro Ganassi)

In 1535 Sylvestro Ganassi published in Venice the first treatise developing the technique of the art of ornamentation at an unprecedented level of rhythmic complexity and virtuosity. Playing the recorder, the instrument to which Ganassi devoted his work, Denis Raisin Dadre applies the rules of the treatise to the repertoire that Ganassi practiced, frottole and, above all, the madrigals of Philippe Verdelot. With the ornaments, the music proves to be a living art that practices a constant rhythmic shift, the exuberant virtuosity of improvisations and a ‘swing’ that would be typical of jazz in the 20th century.

Doulce Mémoire
Denis Raisin Dadre, recorders & direction
Clara Coutouly, soprano
Pascale Boquet, renaissance lute
Bérengère Sardin, harp
Sébastien Wonner, spinet & clavicytherium

Doulce Mémoire
represents above all the spirit of the Renaissance – a time of voyages and discovery, inventiveness and creativity. For almost twenty-five years now, this faithful, close-knit team of musicians and singers has been involved in artistic ventures of a constantly innovative nature, with the regular participation of actors and dancers. The ensemble’s productions range from the very serious Requiem for the Kings of France to the racy, bawdy and festive L’Honnête courtisane. One of the recent additions to the repertoire is a reconstruction of the Mass for the encounter of the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

Since it was founded, Doulce Mémoire has appeared at national theatres, opera houses and festivals all over France, as well as in many major cities abroad (Brussels, Rome, Riga, New York, Mexico City, Brasilia …).

Doulce Mémoire has established some fine artistic and personal relationships in the course of its travels: with the Hang Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble of Taiwan, for example, the fado singer Antonio Zambujo, the Iranian singer Taghi Akhbari, and the Turkish ney player Kudsi Ergüner.

Through its concerts and shows, Doulce Mémoire enables audiences to discover the music that could have been heard by great men of the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rabelais, François I and others, some of whom left their mark on the Loire valley and some of its fine Renaissance châteaux. For the past fifteen years the ensemble has been particularly active in Centre Region of France, with which it has developed a privileged relationship. Amongst other events, Doulce Mémoire organises Le Droict Chemin de Musique, an academy for young professional singers, launched in 2003 and held in the wonderful setting of the royal château at Chambord.

Doulce Mémoire records for Zig-Zag Territoires, Naïve and Ricercar, and regularly receives top ratings in the specialised music press. The ensemble has taken part in several documentaries for the cultural TV channel Arte.

Denis Raisin Dadre
After his musical studies – recorder, oboe and musicology – Denis Raisin Dadre formed the ensemble Doulce Mémoire in 1989. His keen interest in history, literature, and the arts in general, as well as music, leads him to devise programmes that are set in a historical context.

After twenty-five years of intense activity, with memorable achievements both in concert and on CD, his love for the Renaissance has never weakened. As Denis Raisin Dadre studies the material found in European libraries, transposes manuscript scores or tries out various instrumental possibilities, he questions preconceived ideas and sometimes even the vocabulary of music – and not only that of the Renaissance, for he often works with stage directors and choreographers on the creation of original types of performance.

He is regularly invited to take part in academies organised for the training of young musicians. Denis Raisin Dadre has taught, for example, at those of Gijon (Spain), Chiquitos (Bolivia), Prague (Czech Republic) and Havana (Cuba). He also teaches in the Department of Early Music at the Conservatoire in Tours, and since 2003 he has been director of the International Academy Le Droict Chemin de Musique for talented young singers.

Denis Raisin Dadre was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 1999.

Booklet for Verdelot: Madrigali diminuiti (Diminutions inspirees de Sylvestro Ganassi)

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