Two versions of the anonymous Venezuelan folk song Montilla. The first version is from Christina Pluhar and the L’arpeggiata, singer: Luciana Mancini. The second version is performed by the Chilean group Inti-Illimani Histórico, from their 2006 album titled “Esencial”.
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Voices of Music, Il Giardino Armonico (The Harmonious Garden) and L’Arpeggiata versions of Tarquinio Merula’s Ciaccona, Op.12 No.20 (first published in 1637).
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Clips from Via Crucis, the 2010 album of L’Arpeggiata, European early music ensemble led by Christina Pluhar, the Austrian theorbist and conductor. Guest singers are Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky, Marco Beasley, The King’s Singers and Barbara Furtuna Corsican male voice quartet. Published by Virgin Classics. The album received 5 stars from the Amazon.com customers, and the reviews are highly positive.
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European early music ensemble led by the Austrian theorbist and conductor Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata and Barbara Furtuna perform “Maria”, a creation of the Corsican male vocal ensemble Barbara Furtuna and is based on the melody of La Carpinese, a traditional shepherds’ song from Carpino. The text of the song hints at the sorrows of the mother who is consumed by the sufferings of her son.
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The early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese, from the 2002 album “La Tarantella”. Dance: Anna Dego. Conductor: Christina Pluhar. Live performance at Versailles, 2004.
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Conducted by Christina Pluhar, the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata plays Athanasius Kircher’s Tarantella Napoletana, Tono Hypodorico. A really good rendition of the historic piece, enjoy.
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Teatro d’Amore – a concert by the Spanish soprano Nuria Rial and the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. The European early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar.
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Conducted by Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata performs Henry Purcell’s opera in a prologue and three acts, “Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626)”. With a libretto by the Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist Nahum Tate (1652 – 30 July 1715), the opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.
Recorded on 5 September 2015 in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht during Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the annual music festival that showcases and celebrates early European art music. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings 17th century arias from the Italian composers: Icônes du Seicento (Icons of the Seicento). The word Seicento simply refers to the Italian history and culture during the 17th century. The seicento saw the end of the Renaissance movement in Italy, and the beginning of the Counter-Reformation and the Baroque era. The word seicento means “six hundred” (sei = six, cento = hundred). Italian art during the 17th century was predominantly Baroque in essence.
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