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Altri canti d'amor: 17th-century Instrumental Works

L'Estro d'Orfeo

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Madrigals, Book 8, Canti Guerrieri  
1
No. 1. Altri canti d’Amor, tenero arciero, SV 146
Claudio Monteverdi; L'Estro d'Orfeo
3:35
2
Sonata sopra "Fuggi dolente core", Op. 22 No. 1
Biagio Marini; L'Estro d'Orfeo
2:40
Cantate, ariette, e duetti, Op. 2  
3
L’Eraclito Amoroso
Barbara Strozzi; L'Estro d'Orfeo
6:07
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4  
4
Aria No. 13 “Questa bella sirena”
Marco Uccellini; L'Estro d'Orfeo
3:27
Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne  
5
Act III, Scene 3: Aria “Lamento d’Apollo”
Francesco Cavalli; L'Estro d'Orfeo
5:16
Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Op. 12  
6
No. 20. Chiacona
Tarquinio Merula; L'Estro d'Orfeo
3:52
7
Ancor che col partire in A Minor
Riccardo Rognoni; L'Estro d'Orfeo
5:11
Musiche Sacre  
8
No. 23. Canzon à 3
Francesco Cavalli; L'Estro d'Orfeo
6:20
Sonate over Canzoni, Op. 5  
9
Sonata No. 9
Marco Uccellini; L'Estro d'Orfeo
6:06
La Calisto  
10
Act II, Scene 1: Aria "Lucidissima Face"
Francesco Cavalli; L'Estro d'Orfeo
4:22
Sonate, arie et correnti, Op. 3  
11
Aria Quarta sopra la Ciaccona à 3
Marco Uccellini; L'Estro d'Orfeo
2:59
Total Playing Time    49:55
Altri canti d'amor is the debut release from young early music ensemble L'Estro d'Orfeo. Specializing in 17th-century music, they put their best foot forward with this album of Italian Seicento music, bringing together works by Monteverdi, Cavalli, and Barbara Strozzi. In an engaging move, they perform not only instrumental works but instrumental arrangements of vocal pieces, making their instruments sing as beautifully as the human voice.

“We... reaffirm the great value and importance that instruments started gaining in the first half of the 17th century, where they ceased serving merely as accompaniments to the voice and gradually became the main protagonist of the musical scene, attaining a level of virtuosity that had never been explored before.”
- Leonor de Lera, artistic director of L'Estro d'Orfeo
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