Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Libro secondo d’arie — Songs of Human and Divine Love

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580–1651) was one of the most innovative and original composers in early seventeenth-century Rome, and a virtuoso on the lute and chitarrone, or theorbo. His Second Book of Arias, published in Rome in 1623, for one and two voices, are extraordinary works that reveal both his vivid imagination in setting poetry to music, and his flair for dramatic gestures, making him one of the most quintessentially 'Baroque’ composers of his time.

Victor Coelho, director


Catalogue No: TOCC0027
EAN/UPC: 5060113440273
Release Date: 02.04.2006
Composer: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Artists: Il Furioso, Victor Coelho

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    Libro secondo d’arie (1623)

  1. Voi, che dietro a fallaci
  2. Corrente (Kapsberger, 1626)
  3. Alma che fai, che pensi
  4. Sonata 2.a (Bellerofonte Castaldi, 1622)
  5. Tu dormi
  6. Pargoletto son io
  7. I’vo piangendo i miei passati tempi
  8. Dolcissimo Signore
  9. Canzona (anon.)
  10. T’inaspri à miei lamenti
  11. Dunque con stile lieto, dolcissimo
  12. Pietà di chi si more
  13. Popol diletto mio
  14. Monica (anon.)
  15. Ancora Il Rè nasce piangendo in terra
  16. Toccata (anon.)
  17. O come in van credei
  18. Mustazzin corrente (Castaldi)
  19. Perché Pietà

2 reviews for Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Libro secondo d’arie — Songs of Human and Divine Love

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    “this is as good a recording of early music as I have ever heard.” —Garry Higginson, MusicWeb International

  2. :

    “The CD features some first-class singing, especially from the group’s tenor, Gian Paolo Faggoto.… Overall, this polished and pleasurable recording is a welcome reminder of the musical versatility of one of the 17th century’s most original composers.” —Zak Ozmo, Goldberg Magazine

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