Program: #02-39 Air Date: Sep 30, 2002
From the 2001 Utrecht Festival, a rare performance of the Lamentations of Jeremiah set by Emilio de Cavalieri.
All of the music on this program is from the
Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht 2001.
It is a single work performed by the ensemble
Le Poeme Harmonique directed by Vincent Dumestre.
Sebastien Gaudelus writing in the May 2001 Paru gave
the recording of this piece the highest rating, noting that the balance between
voices and instruments has to be perfect in this 1599 work
that is considered a textbook on the evolution of monody:
"The homogeneity of the ensemble is exemplary...a recording
that is at once fascinating and entirely without undermining
the integrity of the music."
The recording is on the Alpha label (French import) and is CD 011.
For information about the Festival or other events in the Netherlands
or about Dutch culture, you may check the web site of the
Netherlands Board of Tourism:
EMILIO de'CAVALIERI (ca. 1550-1602): Lamentations of Jeremiah
EMILIO de'CAVALIERI (ca. 1550-1602).