Available languages: EnglishAchten is an unusual performer of the early music movement, conducting and also accompanying himself singing with several instruments.
9 albums gesorteerd op Meest aanbevolen
Mijn zoekopdracht verfijnen
HI-RES€ 10,49€ 14,99(30%)
CD€ 6,99€ 9,99(30%)
Cantates (wereldlijk) - Verschenen op 2 november 2018 | Ricercar
Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik - 5 étoiles de Classica
Given that he wrote about 115 operas (of which at least 70 have survived to this day), 800 cantatas of all kinds, shedloads of symphonies and serenades, and dozens of the most varied kinds of liturgical works, Alessandro Scarlatti remains under-played today. The album concentrates on a few of these innumerable cantatas which are almost all preserved in their original manuscript form and quite a few of which belong to the Arcadian genre. This is to say that they deal with the bucolic mythology of nymphs and shepherds from Arcadia (in the Peloponnese in Greece) developed during the Renaissance. Love, betrayal and reunions are all displayed here, some in solo cantatas – soprano or baritone – and other cantatas in dialogue for two voices. Some have nothing but a continuo for an accompaniment, others have two violins with continuo. Everything seems to indicate that at the time of writing these pieces were meant to entertain nobles in their palaces, especially during the many periods of the year when the Church forbade public performances. Without a doubt these pieces were played once or twice and then forgotten... And here they are, rescued from oblivion by the soprano Deborah Cachet and the baritone Nicolas Achten, who, as well as singing, conducts his ensemble Scherzi Musicali and plays the theorbo, the triple harp and the organ. © SM/Qobuz
Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 november 2019 | Ricercar
Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
Giovanni Battista Colonna (1637-95) spent most of his career in Bologna as maestro di cappella of the basilica of San Petronio. Since he had at his disposal this imposing building with its two choir organs, well known to lovers of the instrument, and its very generous acoustics, Colonna wrote a large number of sacred compositions for imposing vocal and instrumental forces. But, in a more intimate vein, he also devoted two collections to the repertory of ‘small motets’. The pieces recorded here come from the 1681 set of Motetti a due e tre voci (1681). They display a wide variety of formulas, combining traditional elements and innovative aspects that were to be further developed in the following generations. These gems are highly representative of the style of small motets that heralds the stile concertante. They are characterised by various combinations of voices (from solo recitative to a mixture of vocal duets or trios in different scorings) and a broad range of formal structures bound up with the very nature of the texts. © Ricercar
Newsfeed Vor. Volg.
vr Qobuz | Back in Black is 40!
wo Qobuz | Sticky Fingers Finally in Hi-Res !vr Qobuz | Khruangbin, A Groove UFO
di Qobuz | Jehnny Beth, the mysterious starma Qobuz | Rose RS201E: A Hi-Res audio and video network media player with integrated touch screen and amplifierdo Qobuz | Brubaker and Cooper, Men of Glass
di Qobuz | And Bowie Saved Iggy...di Qobuz | Meryem Aboulouafa, between dream and reality