Accompanied by the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata, 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 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.
L’Arpeggiata is a European early music group led by Christina Pluhar, and founded by her in 2000. The group has presented both traditional early music and also several collaged and themed performances and recordings. Ensemble website: arpeggiata.com
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Musicians: Christina Pluhar, Alessandro Tampieri, Doron Sherwin, Eero Palviainen, Charles Edouard Fantin, Margit Übellacker, Haru Kitamika, Richard Myron, Michèle Claude.
Conducted by Christina Pluhar
Directed by Olivier Simonnet, Broadcast by Mezzo, 2008.
- 00:01:28 – Anonyme: Ninna nanna al bambino Gesù
- 00:06:59 – Maurizio Cazzati: Ciaccona
- 00:10:35 – Benedetto Ferrari: Queste pungenti spine
- 00:17:41 – Maurizio Cazzati: Passacaglia
- 00:21:16 – Pandolfo Mealli: La vinciolina
- 00:23:26 – Ignazio Donati: O gloriosa domina
- 00:27:27 – Marco Uccellini: La Luciminia contenta
- 00:31:30 – Luigi Rossi: Lasciate averno
- 00:37:37 – Girolamo Kapsberger: Toccata l’arpeggiata
- 00:40:12 – Giovanni Felice Sances: Stabat mater dolorosa
- 00:47:12 – Antonio Bertali: Ciaccona
- 00:51:44 – Claudio Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum
- 00:56:36 – Anonyme: Ciaccona di paradiso et dell’Inferno
- 01:00:45 – Claudio Monteverdi: Ohime, ch’io cado
- 01:05:29 – Domenico Maria Melli: Dispiegate, guance amate
- 01:08:00 – Claudio Monteverdi: Sì dolce è’l tormento
- Seicento on W