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La fonte musica|Zacara da Teramo: Enigma Fortuna (Complete Works)

Zacara da Teramo: Enigma Fortuna (Complete Works)

La fonte musica and Michele Pasotti

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For more than thirty years, each new release by Jordi Savall (on the Astrée or Alia Vox labels) with his Catalan ensembles, always promise an enchanting sound, particularly through the care taken with the balance and the sound recording. The beauty of the repertoire and the high inspiration of the musical interpretations always quickly plunge the listener into a dream, filled with wonder. Projects by ensembles such as Dialogos (by Katarina Livljanić) and La fonte musica (by lutenist Michele Pasotti) continue this quiet quest for fullness of sound. After their extraordinary "Metamorfosi Trecento", released in January 2017, and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful albums dedicated to the late Middle Ages in recent years, we were particularly eager to succumb once again to the spells of the fonte musica! And now this is possible.


Michele Pasotti and his colleagues, under the title "Enigma Fortuna", intend to shed light on the mysterious and eccentric personality of the Abruzzi composer Antonio Zacara da Teramo (1355-1416). A contemporary of Boccaccio, Donatello and Brunelleschi, this composer could almost be likened to a sort of musical Hieronymus Bosch, so much so that the texts he sets to music conjure up an "upside-down universe" where the obscene, the imaginary and the grotesque go hand in hand. "Me comprenne qui pourra, car je me comprends" (Let him understand me who can, for I understand myself) he writes in his ballata Amor ne tossa, where he describes the pride of the romantic artists four hundred years ahead of time.


From July 2017 to October 2018, Michele Pasotti and the fonte musica therefore decided to record the entire (known) works of Zacara da Teramo, and what a discovery! The listener will quickly be surprised by the diversity of this repertoire, of unprecedented inventiveness. The first part (Vol. 1) is composed of sacred works, sometimes particularly austere, however the rest (Vol. 2 to 4) presents compositions with intoxicating poetry, such as D'amor languireUn fior gentilCacciando per gustar / Ay cinci, ay toppi and of course the already mentioned Amor né tossa where one could think one was already hearing Janequin.


To be repeated several times, the course of these four hours of music encourages us to immerse ourselves in a fantastic world, where surprises are in no short supply. You must discover it in its entirety. The musicians of the fonte musica weave their web, quietly, and with an almost cruel patience: they know very well that Zacara da Teramo will be able to catch you in its nets and embrace you. Alpha Classics/Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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1
Gloria (I)
Francesca Cassinari
00:06:17

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

2
Credo (II)
Francesca Cassinari
00:08:13

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

3
Ave Maris Stella (Instrumental)
Massimo Altieri
00:02:10

Anonymous, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

4
Gloria "Anglicana"
Francesca Cassinari
00:04:46

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

5
Credo "du Vilage"
Francesca Cassinari
00:03:19

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

6
Constantia (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:03:21

Anonymous, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

7
Gloria "Gloria laus honor"
Francesca Cassinari
00:04:44

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

8
Credo (III)
Francesca Cassinari
00:06:47

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

9
Gloria "Ad ongni vento"
Francesca Cassinari
00:04:13

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

10
Credo (I)
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:42

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

11
Untitled (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:01:22

Anonymous, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

12
Gloria "Micinella"
Francesca Cassinari
00:02:33

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

13
Credo "Cursor"
Alena Dantcheva
00:04:46

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

DISC 2

1
Gloria "Rosetta"
Francesca Cassinari
00:06:45

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

2
Credo "Scabioso"
Francesca Cassinari
00:08:58

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Matteo Bellotto, Soloist, MainArtist - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

3
D"amor languire
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:06:13

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

4
Rosetta (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:03:37

Anonymous, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

5
Rosetta (II)
Alena Dantcheva
00:07:16

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

6
Deducto sey (I)
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:06:46

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

7
Nostra Avocata
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:18

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

8
Deducto sey (II) (instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:03:18

Anonymous, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

9
Un fior gentil
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:11

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

10
Gloria "Fior gentil"
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:09

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

11
Deus deorum Pluto
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:04:14

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

12
Credo "Deus deorum"
Francesca Cassinari
00:08:45

Anonymous, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

DISC 3

1
Cacciando per gustar / Ay cinci, ay toppi
Francesca Cassinari
00:04:22

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

2
Nel cucul
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:02:07

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

3
Amor né tossa
Alena Dantcheva
00:09:23

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

4
Deducto sey (III) (Instrumental improvisation)
La fonte musica
00:01:48

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

5
Plorans ploravi
Alena Dantcheva
00:08:39

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

6
Le temps verrà
Massimo Altieri
00:03:38

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

7
Nuda non era
Francesca Cassinari
00:03:13

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Matteo Bellotto, Soloist, MainArtist - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

8
Ad ogne vento
Francesca Cassinari
00:02:55

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

9
Rosetta (III) (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:02:39

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

10
State a Dio
Francesca Cassinari
00:03:15

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

11
Benché lontan
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:29

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

12
Non voler, donna
La fonte musica
00:02:26

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

13
Ciaramella
Francesca Cassinari
00:04:54

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

DISC 4

1
Sumite karissimi
Francesca Cassinari
00:03:17

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

2
Movit'a pietade
Alena Dantcheva
00:03:42

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

3
Viver ne puis (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:02:01

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

4
Sol mi trafigge
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:50

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

5
Aymè per tutto l'or
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:04:32

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

6
Spesso, Fortuna
Alena Dantcheva
00:02:41

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

7
Dime, Fortuna
Francesca Cassinari
00:03:22

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

8
Donna poss'io sperare
Gianluca Ferrarini
00:04:35

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Mauro Borgioni, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

9
Dicovi per certança
Massimo Altieri
00:02:00

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Massimo Altieri, Soloist, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

10
Sol mi trafigge (Instrumental)
La fonte musica
00:01:16

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

11
Ferito già
Alena Dantcheva
00:03:23

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Soloist, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

12
Be'llo sa Dio
Francesca Cassinari
00:05:01

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Francesca Cassinari, Soloist, MainArtist - Michele Pasotti, MainArtist - Alena Dantcheva, Soloist, MainArtist - la fonte musica, Ensemble, MainArtist - Zacara da Teramo, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 La Fonte Musica

Album Description

For more than thirty years, each new release by Jordi Savall (on the Astrée or Alia Vox labels) with his Catalan ensembles, always promise an enchanting sound, particularly through the care taken with the balance and the sound recording. The beauty of the repertoire and the high inspiration of the musical interpretations always quickly plunge the listener into a dream, filled with wonder. Projects by ensembles such as Dialogos (by Katarina Livljanić) and La fonte musica (by lutenist Michele Pasotti) continue this quiet quest for fullness of sound. After their extraordinary "Metamorfosi Trecento", released in January 2017, and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful albums dedicated to the late Middle Ages in recent years, we were particularly eager to succumb once again to the spells of the fonte musica! And now this is possible.


Michele Pasotti and his colleagues, under the title "Enigma Fortuna", intend to shed light on the mysterious and eccentric personality of the Abruzzi composer Antonio Zacara da Teramo (1355-1416). A contemporary of Boccaccio, Donatello and Brunelleschi, this composer could almost be likened to a sort of musical Hieronymus Bosch, so much so that the texts he sets to music conjure up an "upside-down universe" where the obscene, the imaginary and the grotesque go hand in hand. "Me comprenne qui pourra, car je me comprends" (Let him understand me who can, for I understand myself) he writes in his ballata Amor ne tossa, where he describes the pride of the romantic artists four hundred years ahead of time.


From July 2017 to October 2018, Michele Pasotti and the fonte musica therefore decided to record the entire (known) works of Zacara da Teramo, and what a discovery! The listener will quickly be surprised by the diversity of this repertoire, of unprecedented inventiveness. The first part (Vol. 1) is composed of sacred works, sometimes particularly austere, however the rest (Vol. 2 to 4) presents compositions with intoxicating poetry, such as D'amor languireUn fior gentilCacciando per gustar / Ay cinci, ay toppi and of course the already mentioned Amor né tossa where one could think one was already hearing Janequin.


To be repeated several times, the course of these four hours of music encourages us to immerse ourselves in a fantastic world, where surprises are in no short supply. You must discover it in its entirety. The musicians of the fonte musica weave their web, quietly, and with an almost cruel patience: they know very well that Zacara da Teramo will be able to catch you in its nets and embrace you. Alpha Classics/Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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