Parels Ensemble: Baroque Pearls

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Release Date : 05/07/2019


An homage to some of the most famous musicians of the 16th and 17th centuries, this album pairs composers such as Barbara Strozzi, Claudia Sessa and Maddalena Casulana with two contemporary composers: Alberto and Leonardo Schiavo. Music from the past and the present, in dialogue. The idea is to discover (or rediscover) these works and mutually enrich them.
The musical language adopted for these arrangements never strays too far from their original sonorities, but on the other had it is not a simple transcription, but an interpretation of a repertoire that is more relevant than ever, and consequently a source of inspiration and raw material for contemporary composers.


Parels Ensemble
This album is performed by Parels Ensemble, composed of first class Italian players: Damiano Grandesso (Director, Soprano and Alto Sax)
Massimiliano Girardi (Soprano, Alto and Tenor Sax)
Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Massimiliano Rizzoli (Double Bass)

Guest musician for this release are:
Vincent Dupuy (Alto Sax)
Marcello Grandesso (Accordion)
Davide Curiale (Percussion).

Three actors took part also to this recording:
Titino Carrara
Annalisa Carrara
Giorgia Antonelli




Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677): Hor che Apollo (arr. Alberto Schiavo)
1) Deciso l’attacco e poco liberamente, come cadenza
2) Adagio
3-4-5-6) Ritornelli I-II-III-II
7) Mentre altrove il pie’ s’invia
8) Barbara Strozzi: Amor dormiglione (arr. Leonardo Schiavo)
9) Alberto Schiavo (1983): Che amor non sia più
10) Alberto Schiavo (1983): Burro di mandorle
11) Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677): Che si può fare (arr. A. Schiavo)
12) Claudia Sessa (1570-1613): Occhi io vissi di voi (arr. L. Schiavo)
Claudia Sessa: Sopra gli occhi (arr. L. Schiavo)
13) Tema: lentamente, quasi ieratico e poco rubato
14) Sullo stesso tema: a tempo giusto
15) Leonardo Schiavo (1983): A Isabella
16) Leonardo Schiavo (1983): Amor segreto
17) Maddalena Casulana (1540-1591): Stavasi il mio bel sol (arr. L. Schiavo)
18) Leonardo Schiavo (1983): Perle care
19) Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677): Luci belle (arr. L. Schiavo)
20) Alberto Schiavo (1983): Sia questo l’ultimo addio

[Total Time: 59:20]



Recording, mix, mastering: Stefano Mariani / Stripe Studio Milano
Distributed by Naxos USA


Executive Producer: Amadeus Arte
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N. Catalogo AA19004