Madrigali per cantare et sonare a uno, e doi, e tre soprani : Work information

Composers
Luzzasco Luzzaschi ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Jan DeGaetani (Soprano), Paul O'Dette (Lute)

This work

Work name
Madrigali per cantare et sonare a uno, e doi, e tre soprani
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1601-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Bridge
Producer
Becky and David Starobin
Engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording date
1977-09-27 00:00:00

The Composers

Luzzasco Luzzaschi

Luzzachi was composer and organist for the Este family in Ferrara, Italy.

Little of his published keyboard output of toccatas and other forms survives, but his influence was substantial, as witnessed by his position as Frescobaldi's teacher.

His vocal output is highly unusual, typically scored for a combination of one to three sopranos and embryonic instrumental bass.

The court in Ferrara was renowned for its virtuoso female singers, and Luzzaschi's music exploits this potential to the fullest.

He was among the first composers to write out detailed vocal ornaments, and was a major influence on Gesualdo during the latter's stay in Ferrara.

He also reportedly took up Vincentino's ideas on the arcicembalo, an instrument with 53 keys to an octave.

Track listing

  • Aura Soave 2:41 min