Amori di Marte

Release Date: 28 September, 2023
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Let me tune the zither, and to praise Mars,
I will raise my art and verses.
But vain is my attempt and impossible it seems to me,
For now it only wants to sing of Love.

In the cover, a soldier falls on his shield. He has been defeated —not by his enemy, but by Love. In its new CD Accademia del Piacere sings with Monteverdi the victories of Venus against Mars: even the fierce Tancredi of the Combattimento couldn’t enjoy the victory, finally defeated by Cupid. Accademia del Piacere comes back so to the Italian Seicento, with Juan Sancho and Mariví Blasco, to show us its passionate vision of Monteverdi’s masterwork Il Combarttimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, with the most careful attention to the poems and an excellent edition with the wonderfull Fairfax’s translation of Tasso (1600).

Musical direction: Fahmi Alqhai
tenor: Juan Sancho (JS)
soprano: Mariví Blasco
tenor: Lambert Climent
bass: Javier Jiménez Cuevas
violino da gamba, basso di viola da gamba: Fahmi Alqhai
violino da gamba, basso di viola da gamba: Rami Alqhai
violino da gamba, basso di viola da gamba: Rodney Prada
viola da braccio: Marina Barredo
basso di viola da gamba: Johanna Rose
Pedro Ortega (PO) violone
cornetto: Lluís Coll
cornetto: Arnau Rodon
recorder/flauto dolce: Vicente Parrilla
sackbut: Elies Hernandis
dulcian: Ximo Osca
harpsichord/cembalo: Alberto Martínez Molina
organ: Alejandro Casal
archlute/arciliuto, baroque guitar/chitarra barocca: Enrique Solinís
theorbo/tiorba, baroque guitar/chitarra barocca:Miguel Rincón
percussion: Pedro Estevan

Track List

1. C. Monteverdi – L’Orfeo: Toccata (2:04)
2. C. Monteverdi – Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (20:34)
3. C. Monteverdi – Il Ballo delle Ingrate: Entrata (2:30)
4. C. Monteverdi – Lamento della Ninfa (9:33)
5. C. Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria: Sinfonia (1:05)
6. B. Marini – Sonate Op. XXII: Passacalio (5:23)
7. C. Monteverdi – Tempro la cetra (8:49)
8. C. Monteverdi – Non vedrò mai le stelle (5:13)
9. C. Monteverdi – Et è pur dunque vero (6:35)
10. A. Bertali – Sonata å 6 violis (3:41)