Alex Potter & Ensemble La Fontaine - Fede e Amor (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Alex Potter & Ensemble La Fontaine - Fede e Amor (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Alex Potter & Ensemble La Fontaine - Fede e Amor (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 79:31 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This recording explores some of the lesser-known music from eighteenth-century Vienna that combines solo voice with virtuoso trombones. During the first half of that century, the city’s musical life experienced an unprecedented blossoming. The Habsburg Emperors aimed to turn Vienna into a truly magnificent capital for the Holy Roman Empire and used visual art, architecture, liturgy, court ceremony and, above all, music to help achieve this. The Habsburg rulers Leopold I (1658-1705), Joseph I 1705-1711) and Charles VI (1711-1740) took the “Holy” part of their title very seriously and paid for a huge amount of elaborate sacred music to be performed on a regular basis by court musicians, a major element of which was the performance of large-scale Oratorios in the Imperial Chapel.

Many of the arias presented on this CD are drawn from that repertoire. The music, much of it recorded here for the first time, is by established composers such as Caldara and Fux as well as lesser-known figures like Ziani, Porsile, Tuma and Casati. Alongside countertenor voice and trombones, the ensemble also includes bassoon, violins and continuo, thereby creating an attractive variation of colour and timbre throughout the recording. This is a disc which promises to surprise and delight as it brings to life unjustly neglected gems from a fascinating time.

Tracklist:
01. Jesu Christo nell'orto: "Dal limbo già ti chiama"
02. Alma Redemptoris Mater
03. Sonata a 3 in D Minor, E 68
04. Joaz: "Così a fiume"
05. Sonata a 3, due violini e trombone in A Minor, K 365
06. La distruzione d'Haj: "Se potesse la mia mente"
07. Sonata a 2 violini e 2 tromboni in E Minor
08. Morte e sepoltura di Christo: "Languire, morire"
09. Sonata a 3 in D Minor, K 379
10. Il trionfo di Giuditta: "La sovrana eterna mente"
11. Salve Regina
12. Il David perseguitato da Saul: "Fuggo d'una in altra selva"

Composers:
Caldara, Antonio (c.1670-1736)
Casati, Girolamo (c.1590-after1657)
Conti, Francesco (1682-1732)
Fux, Johann Joseph (1660-1741)
Porsile, Giuseppe (1680-1750)
Tùma, František Ignác Antonín (1704-74)
Ziani, Marc' Antonio (1653-1715)

Personnel:
Alex Potter (countertenor)
Ensemble La Fontaine

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-01-19 12:42:51

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Analyzed: Alex Potter, Carles Cristóbal, Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (1)
Alex Potter, Catherine Motuz, Carles Cristóbal, Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (2)
Alex Potter, Catherine Motuz, Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (3)
Alex Potter, Catherine Motuz, Simen Van Mechelen, Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (4-5)
Alex Potter, Simen Van Mechelen, Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (6-8)
Ensemble La Fontaine / Fede e Amor (9-12)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.32 dB -21.13 dB 9:54 06-La distruzione d'Haj: "Se potesse la mia mente"
DR15 -0.75 dB -18.54 dB 7:37 04-Joaz: "Così a fiume"
DR16 -0.35 dB -19.94 dB 7:27 01-Jesu Christo nell'orto: "Dal limbo già ti chiama"
DR14 -1.79 dB -19.10 dB 9:12 02-Alma Redemptoris Mater
DR13 -4.14 dB -20.70 dB 7:52 11-Salve Regina
DR16 -0.35 dB -19.97 dB 8:49 08-Morte e sepoltura di Christo: "Languire, morire"
DR14 -1.35 dB -19.54 dB 5:10 10-Il trionfo di Giuditta: "La sovrana eterna mente"
DR14 -0.82 dB -17.98 dB 4:26 12-Il David perseguitato da Saul: "Fuggo d'una in altra selva"
DR12 -6.64 dB -22.09 dB 6:13 03-Sonata a 3 in D Minor, E 68
DR12 -5.40 dB -21.16 dB 2:34 05-Sonata a 3, due violini e trombone in A Minor, K 365
DR12 -4.61 dB -20.19 dB 3:18 07-Sonata a 2 violini e 2 tromboni in E Minor
DR13 -7.48 dB -24.21 dB 7:06 09-Sonata a 3 in D Minor, K 379
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2394 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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