Program: #06-48, Air Date: 11/20/06Born in Geneva, Stephan MacLeod studied in Lausanne--in a recent recording he joined the brilliant Maria Cristina Kiehr and Concerto Soave in some of the delightful little musical "Scherzi musicali" of Claudio Monteverdi.
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Born in Geneva, Stephan MacLeod studied in Lausanne--in a recent recording he joined the brilliant Maria Cristina Kiehr and Concerto Soave conducted by Jean-Marc Aymes in some of the delightful little "Scherzi musicali" of Claudio Monteverdi. They were published in two collections, in 1607 and 1632 (some selections from the 1584 Canzonette a tre voci collection are also featured).
The recording is on the Harmonia Mundi label and is CD #HMC 901855. For more information, you may contact them at:
All works are by CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) unless otherwise noted:
--Fugge 'l verno de' dolori ("The winter of grief flies hence").
--Come faro cuor mio quando mi parto ("What shall I do, my heart, when I depart?").
--Lidia spina del mio core ("Lydia, thorn in my heart").
--Damigella tutta bella ("Damsel so lovely").
--Quel sguardo sdegnosetto ("That scornful look").
--Piu lieto il guardo ("On me you no longer turn your happy glance").
--Et e pur dunque vero ("Then it is true indeed").
--Si dolce e 'l tormento ("So sweet is the torment").
--Clori amorosa ("Amorous Chloris").
--Ecco di dolci raggi ("See, armed with gentle rays").
--Io charmato sin hor ("I, who protected hitherto by intense cold").
--Eri gia tutta mia ("Once you were all mine").
--Maldetto sia l'aspetto ("Cursed be the features that set me ablaze").
--GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Aria detto Balletto.
--Quando sperai ("When I hoped for a reward").
--Quando l'alba in Oriente ("When dawn in the east").
--Anon. (Chigi MS, Biblioteca Vaticana): Toccata arpeggiata.
--Se i languidi miei sguardi ("If my languorous glances").
--Ohime ch'io cado ("Alas, I fall, I stumble again").
--De la bellezza le dovute lodi ("The homage due to beauty").
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
CD #HMC 901855,