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.

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.


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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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