le miroir de musique

Sulla Lira

The art of recitation - Lira da Braccio - Lirone

©Chani Lesaulnier

Sound file : O begli anni de l'oro - Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571)

[Text: Giovanni Battista Strozzi] Musiche fatte nella nozze dello illustrissimo Duca di Firenze, Venice 1539

 

 

Among the different practices of the Renaissance in 15th and 16th century Italy, the act of singing to the accompaniment of the lyre held a special symbolic role, linked to the myth of Orpheus and to the divine figure of Apollo. With its origins lying in the humanist circles of the mid-15th century, this recitation of epic and lyrical texts initially took the form of monophonic music accompanied by the lira da braccio, itself an antiquated transformation of the bowed vielle of the 15th century. With the invention of the lirone in the years around 1500, the role of the accompaniment was gradually transformed, to be revived in the recitative style of the 1600s which led to the development of the earliest operas.

 

Tu ch’ai le corna riguardanti al cielo - Alfonso dalla Viola (c.1508-c.1574)

[Text: Agostino Beccari] Il sacrificio, Ferrara 1554

 

Passamezzo de lira - Anonymous

Pesaro, Bibl. Oliveriana, Ms. 1144, ~1540

 

Occhi convien morire - Sigismondo D’India

Le musiche libro III, Milan 1618

 

Madonna il vostro petto - Alessandro Striggio (c.1536-1592)

Madrigali a cinque voci, libro primo, Venice 1560

 

 

Das Programm zu viert :

 

Le Miroir de Musique

 

María Cristina Kiehr, soprano

Giovanni Cantarini, tenor

Brigitte Gasser, lira da gamba, viola da gamba

Baptiste Romain, lira da braccio, renaissance violin

Julian Behr, lute, chitarrone

 

 

Instruments:

Lira da braccio, Ugo Casalonga, Pigna 2013

Renaissance violin, Richard Earle, Basel 2008

Oval vielle, Ugo Casalonga, Pigna 2005

Chitarrone (Tieffenbrucker), Andreas von Holst, Munich 2003

Six-course lute, Klaus Jacobsen, London 1993

Lira da gamba (Gasparo da Salò), Günter Mark, Bad Rodach 2004

Renaissance bass viol, Richard Earle, Basel 1993

 

 

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