Monday, May 10, 2010

TACTUS ORGAN MUSIC: Pastorali Italiane Vol. 2 - Luca Salvadori

    Artist: Luca Salvadori
    Released: 2002
    Label: Tactus
    Catalog N°: TC 800001
    Genre: Classical, Organ
    File Format: eac_wv_cue_log, covers complete 272MB. mp3 (lame) VBR-245 V0, 92mb

    19th CENTURY Collecting and ordering this anthology of pastorales has been like embarking on a journey–by carriage, of course–through the provinces of nineteenth-century Italy. In the background, churches and theatres blend to create an unmistakable landscape of sound, a summary of images evoking this period of Italian organ music. It is a voyage undertaken for the purpose of gathering together the emotions of a new ferment which was sweeping through the peninsula. This new fashion, uniting the musical traditions of Christmas with a new romantic sentiment, led musicians to mix classical and folk elements, high brow and low, in order to give the music a language of universal comprehensibility. A sky on a starry night, pierced by the traditional comet, painted on a backdrop hung behind the wings, assures that the nocturnal magic of Christmas lives on despite the contradiction (exemplary for the period) between nature and representation. Equally irresolvable is the contradiction between the sound of the organ and that of the typical instruments of the Christmas tradition (unequivocal model of the pastorale genre), but this contradiction is resolved by the need to reiterate the Good Tidings each year in the right setting in order to restore its message of wonder and simplicity. And so I think the best way to listen to these pieces is to imagine a series of stories or tableaus or miniatures which bear witness and discreetly provide us with a view of Italy from that time, slowly scratched with a quill on thick and yellow paper. Our guide will be the rediscovered sounds of a Serassi organ, built by a family of artisans who captured the sonorous ideal of the nineteenth-century Italian organ, with its extroverted but classical ripieno, its noble and rustic reeds, its exquisitely sweet basses... read more

    01. Padre Davide Da Bergamo (1791-1863) - Pastorale a 6 mani (w. Andrea Macinanti and Franceco Tasini) 05:52
    02. Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) - Echantillon du chant de Noel a litalienne 06:05
    03. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) - Pastorale 02:29
    04. Giovanni Morandi (1777-1856) - Pastorale per organo, in ricorrenza delle Feste del Natale 05:20
    05. Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925) - Pastorale op. 59: Nr. 2 05:02
    06. Vincenzo Panerai (sec. XVIII) - Suonata a sei mani (w. Andrea Macinanti and Franceco Tasini) 04:21
    07. Luigi Gherardeschi (1791-1871) - Pastorella per organa 03:45
    08. Niccolo Moretti (1791-1863) - Pastorale 04:15
    09. Vincenzo Petrali (1832-1889) - Pastorale per organo 03:08
    10. Girolamo Barbieri (1808-1871) - Pastorale prima 05:13
    11. Giovanni Battista Candotti (1809-1876) - Pastorale 02:45
    12. Padre Davide Da Bergamo (1791-1863) - Pastorale a 4 mani (w. Franceco Tasini) 04:57
    13. Luca Salvadori (1958) - Pastorella laziale. Improvisation (2002) 04:35

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