Coro della Radio Svizzera, Part 1

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Program: #07-23   Air Date: May 28, 2007

This great Swiss ensemble will be performing at the Lincoln Center in New York on August 20, 2007, presenting Monteverdi's "Vespro della Beata Vergine" (1610 Marian Vespers). This week we begin a four-part look at their work in early music.

NOTE: The Coro della Radio Svizzera (the Swiss Radio Choir) comes from Lugano, a city located in the canton of Ticino (in the south of Switzerland). The official language of that canton is Italian (a canton is comparable to a state in the U.S.). Italian is one of the four national languages of Switzerland, along with German, French and Romansh.

The Coro was founded in 1936 by Edwin Lohrer and over the years has won worldwide reputation, particularly through its radio and disc recordings of the Italian repertoire from the 16th through the 18th centuries. The choir appears in formations from madrigal ensembles to over 60 singers from many nations. Diego Fasolis had directed the Coro since 1963. Swiss Radio (particularly Rete Due) is the broadcast home of the ensemble. More information may be found at:

Broadcast of this series is made possible in part by a grant from the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. For more information, you may visit:

Andrea Gabrieli: per cantar e sonar
(Theatrum Instrumentorium/Coro della Radio Svizzera/Andre Ducret). Victorie Music CD 291182.

All of the music (except where noted) is by ANDREA GABRIELI (c.1533-1585).

--Deus misereatur (motet a 12).
--Ricercar per sonar a 8.

--CIPRIANO de RORE (1515/6-1595): Anchor che co'l partire (madrigal).
--Anchor che co'l partire (madrigal with diminutions).
--Beati quorum (Psalm setting).
--Ricercar arioso III.
--Ricercar del VI tono.
--Cantate Domino (motet a 5).
--Qui la dira.

--CLEMENT JANEQUIN (c.1485-1558): Martin menoit.
--Martin menoit (madrigal with diminutions).
--Ricercar sopra Martin menoit.
--Sento un rumor (madrigal a 8).
--Aria della battaglia.
--Ricercar del I tono alla quarta alta.
--Magnificat a 12.

Composer Info

ANDREA GABRIELI (c.1533-1585), CIPRIANO de RORE (1515/6-1595), CLEMENT JANEQUIN (c.1485-1558),

CD Info

Victorie Music CD 291182,

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