Sospiri Ardenti | Some Strange Felicity

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Catherine Bott Cecilia Bartoli Emma Kirkby

More Artists From
BELGIUM

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Baroque Classical: Renaissance Moods: Type: Vocal
There are no items in your wishlist.

Some Strange Felicity

by Sospiri Ardenti

The music of two generations of English composers comes vividly to life in a program created around Shakespearean theater music. Based on the plays Twelfth Night and The Tempest - two of the best-loved Shakespearean comedies!
Genre: Classical: Baroque
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. The First Musick: Introduction
Share this song!
X
1:21 $0.99
2. Galliard
Share this song!
X
1:22 $0.99
3. Gavot
Share this song!
X
0:53 $0.99
4. Ares, Arise, Ye Subterranean Winds
Share this song!
X
1:31 $0.99
5. Dance Of Winds
Share this song!
X
0:58 $0.99
6. Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Share this song!
X
0:48 $0.99
7. Where Should This Music Be?
Share this song!
X
0:38 $0.99
8. Full Fathome Five
Share this song!
X
2:38 $0.99
9. This Ditty Does Remember
Share this song!
X
0:46 album only
10. Go Thy Way
Share this song!
X
1:46 $0.99
11. I'll Take Thy Word For Once
Share this song!
X
0:07 album only
12. Dear Pretty Youth
Share this song!
X
1:59 $0.99
13. Dry Those Eyes
Share this song!
X
1:02 $0.99
14. Pavan
Share this song!
X
4:03 $0.99
15. Ayre
Share this song!
X
1:06 $0.99
16. Adagio
Share this song!
X
3:10 $0.99
17. Adieu To The Pleasures
Share this song!
X
3:48 $0.99
18. My Noble Master!
Share this song!
X
1:04 album only
19. Where The Bee Sucks
Share this song!
X
1:11 $0.99
20. Ah Robin, Gentle Robin
Share this song!
X
4:04 $0.99
21. If Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On
Share this song!
X
0:44 album only
22. "art Thou Good At These Kickshawes"
Share this song!
X
1:22 album only
23. Gailliard
Share this song!
X
0:49 $0.99
24. Paul's Steeple
Share this song!
X
2:22 $0.99
25. "now, A Song"
Share this song!
X
0:20 album only
26. O Mistress Mine
Share this song!
X
2:19 $0.99
27. "a Mellifluous Voice"
Share this song!
X
0:06 album only
28. Farewell Deare Love
Share this song!
X
5:31 $0.99
29. Slaep Zoete Slaep
Share this song!
X
2:11 $0.99
30. Fantasie
Share this song!
X
2:57 $0.99
31. "oh Fellow, Come"
Share this song!
X
0:26 $0.99
32. Come Away, Death
Share this song!
X
2:01 $0.99
33. When That I Was Anda Little Tiny Boy
Share this song!
X
2:51 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"[Sospiri Ardenti's] sensitive precision brings out the delicacy, even vulnerability of the music as they immerse themselves in early music's emotional world..." -- Opernnetz.de (Shakespeare program, Sendesaal Frankfurt-Hessischer Rundfunk)

"... an exceptionally lovely and sophisticated performance entitled “Love and Magic in Shakespeare.” In particular the fine balance between the music and the vocal and dramatic elements provided the audience an enriching and exciting show with Shakespeare as the leitmotif…" - Stefaan Guilliams, BOZAR Brussels


Based on the plays Twelfth Night and The Tempest - two of the best-loved Shakespearean comedies (which were richly provided by Shakespeare himself with musical moments), this program presents dramatized scenes from the plays, incorporating 16th- and 17th-century songs and instrumental works and dance. A simple but effective staging adds drama, humor and visual spectacle! Another exciting feature of this program is the contrast in musical styles between the first and second half. In the first half, the phantasmagorical world of The Tempest, inhabited with unearthly beings, is presented with the florid and sweeping music written for the English Restoration staging, approximately one hundred years after Shakespeare's time. In the second half, the very human comedy of love and folly, Twelfth Night, is presented as Shakespeare himself might have heard it with original Elizabethan music; Fresh and surprising! Compositions from: Henry Purcell, Robert Johnson, Matthew Locke and John Banister (The Tempest); and from Thomas Morley, John Dowland and William Cornyshe (Twelfth Night)

The ensemble Sospiri Ardenti specializes in the music of the late renaissance and early baroque -- a period of turbulent discussion over the directions which music should take, and of a passionate interest in the way in which musical texts could and should be emphasized in music and in performance. The name Sospiri Ardenti (passionate sighs) is taken from a song title out of Giullio Caccini‘s 1602 treatise, „Le Nuove Musiche.“ The humanistic renaissance search for the importance of the text and the early baroque passion for declaiming this text in an intelligible way were inspiring factors for the forming of the ensemble. The members of Sospiri Ardenti have specialized themselves in historical performance practices, and have performed with such renowned ensembles as the Flanders Recorder Quartet, American Bach Soloists, Artek, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group and others. The ensemble has performed in Europe and in America. read reviews from other customers.



Reviews


to write a review