Cavalieri’s Lamentations

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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.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in honor of the victims of the 9/11/2001 attacks.

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


Composer Info

EMILIO de'CAVALIERI (ca. 1550-1602).

CD Info

CD 011.

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