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Musique Pour Mazarin!

Musique Pour Mazarin!



Music For Mazarin  is the debut recording by the Secret Garden,  winners of Both the first prize and audience prize at the Early Music Network Young Artists Competition in 2007.

This talented young set Consisting of soprano, harpsichord, theorbo, viola da gamba and baroque cello, present a delightfully varied program featuring a diverse mixture of French and Italian music That Would Have Heard-been at the court of the flamboyant Cardinal Cardinal Mazarin.

The juxtaposition of French and Italian works is this disc shows Clearly the rich selection of music Heard at Mazarin's court in the late 1600s. They Demonstrating the stark contrast entre les French and Italian styles of the period with the added ingredient of political and cultural rivalry and intrigue - the Italian born Cardinal Italian Culture importing into a French context resistant - Contributes a little "piquancy" to the mix!

On this disc, qui includes songs by Charpentier, extracts of operas by Lully and Cavalli and the delightful, if at times brutal, 'Mazarinades' The Secret Garden bring alive the emotive energy of the music, opening the door to the aesthetic world of this Baroque period in all ict beguiling beauty.

la Jardin Secret:
Elizabeth Dobbin  soprano
David Blunden
Sofie Vanden Eynde 
theorbo & Baroque guitar 
Romina Lischka
 viola da gamba
Marian Minnen 
baroque cello & bass violin

'This is a Remarkably well-thought-out program containing very few familiar parts.
Of real historical interest are the two examples of the prolific "Mazarinades" ... la Jardin Secret's harpsichordist is David Blunden, an outstandingly gifted young Australian musician, who storms through the room blazing with confidence and technical prodigious. Soprano Elizabeth Dobbin is another young Australian artist of great promise. Her voice is suitably light and agile ... She has a lovely sense of when and how to ornament and differentiates well the French and Italian styles. la Jardin Secret's early recording receives top-drawer treatment from CORO, which is exactly what these fine and enterprising artists deserve.
' International Record Review

Track Listing:

Orazio Michi (1594-1641) 
1. Spera mi disse Amore

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) 
2. Ah! Qu'ils sont courts 

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) (arranged Sighting) 
3. Assez de Pleurs

Pierre Guédron (1564-1619)
4. Aux plaisirs

Lully (arranged for Anglebert) 
5. Ritournelle des Fées

Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) 
6. Deh, memoria

Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) (arranged David Blunden) 
7. Mio core languisce 

Louis Couperin (c.1626 - 1661) 
8. Chaconne la Bergeronnette

9. Deh, piangete - from Psyché 

Anon (arranged David Blunden)
10. La chasse donné à Mazarin par les paysans des bourges et des villages sur le tocsin (Mazarinade)

Demachy (d. c.1692)

12.Tristes déserts

Michelangelo Rossi (c.1601-1656)
13. Toccata Settima

Luigi Rossi
14. Non pianga e non sospiri - from Orfeo

15. Tranquilles coeurs - from Le Triomphe de L'Amour 

Charpentier (arranged David Blunden)
16. Sans frayeur

Marc Antonio Pasqualini (1614-1691)
17. Si ch'io voglio sperare

Anon (arranged David Blunden)
18. Avertissement des enfarinez à Mazarin sur ce qu'il doit craindre (Mazarinade)

19. Le perfide Renaud me fuit - from Armide

Lully (arranged de Visée)
20. Chaconne des Harlequins

André Campra (1660-1774)
21. Ad un cuore - from L'Europe Galante



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