Profeti Della Quinta – Salomone Rossi – Il Mantovano Hebreo (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Profeti Della Quinta – Salomone Rossi – Il Mantovano Hebreo (2013)
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Profeti della Quinta makes its Linn debut with a unique programme of Italian madrigals, instrumental pieces and Hebrew prayers by Salomone Rossi (c.1570-c.1630). The programme encompasses Rossi’s many-faceted talents both as a court composer in the service of the Gonzaga family and as a unique innovator of devotional music for the synagogue. The award-winning a-cappella ensemble, comprising five core male singers, is joined for this recording by Katya Polin and Eva Saladin (violin) and Ori Harmelin and Ryosuke Sakamoto (theorbo). The native Hebrew speaking singers specialize in the music of the Italian Baroque and have an immediate connection to Rossi as a Jewish Italian composer.

Salomone Rossi, roughly contemporary with Claudio Monteverdi, was a composer active at the musically innovative court of Mantua, where many of the revolutionary developments of the early Baroque period originated. He also happened to be Jewish, and he set some of the psalms, in Hebrew, in contemporary polyphonic style. This has gained him attention in releases devoted to the history of Jewish music, and four of the psalms are included on this release by Israeli group Profeti della Quinta. But the focus is not primarily on Rossi as a Jewish composer, and that’s the novel aspect in this release. Instead, the album is devoted mostly to Italian-language madrigals and instrumental music. The program shows Rossi as a more-than-competent follower of Monteverdi. The instrumental pieces are especially accomplished, with particular interest residing in a group of freely composed pieces given the then-slippery title of Sinfonia; others are dances. The madrigals, mostly published between 1600 and 1610, don’t reach the heights of those from Monteverdi’s later books but contain original ideas; sample the quasi-dramatic Pargoletta, che non sai (track 29) or the affecting Ohimè, se tanto amate (track 25). In the latter work the countertenor of Profeti della Quinta is shaky pitchwise, but generally the blend of the singers is fine, and small-ensemble accompaniment is sparse and smooth. Recommended for those interested in this unique composer and for lovers of the early Baroque in general.


1. Profeti Della Quinta – Psalm 128: Shir hamma’alot, ashrei kol yere Adonai (02:32)
2. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia prima a 5 e a 3 si placet (02:29)
3. Profeti Della Quinta – Sfogava con le stelle (02:38)
4. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia prima (01:20)
5. Profeti Della Quinta – Tu parti, ahi lasso (02:11)
6. Profeti Della Quinta – Cor mio, deh non languire (02:12)
7. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia undecima (01:08)
8. Profeti Della Quinta – Udite, lacrimosi spirti d’averno (02:08)
9. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia seconda, detta la Emiglia (01:36)
10. Profeti Della Quinta – Gagliarda a 5 e a 3 si placet, detta Narciso (00:54)
11. Profeti Della Quinta – Correnta terza (01:01)
12. Profeti Della Quinta – Brando secondo (01:41)
13. Profeti Della Quinta – Tirsi mio, caro Tirsi (02:29)
14. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia quinta (02:45)
15. Profeti Della Quinta – Rimanti in pace (04:14)
16. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia decima (01:59)
17. Profeti Della Quinta – Psalm 100: Mizmor letoda (01:58)
18. Profeti Della Quinta – Gagliarda disperata (01:19)
19. Profeti Della Quinta – Correnta sesta (01:13)
20. Profeti Della Quinta – Psalm 146: Haleluyah (03:15)
21. Profeti Della Quinta – Vedro ‘l mio sol (02:19)
22. Profeti Della Quinta – Sinfonia duodecima (01:39)
23. Profeti Della Quinta – In dolci lacci (01:35)
24. Profeti Della Quinta – Sonata Ottava sopra l’Aria E tanto tempo hormai (03:08)
25. Profeti Della Quinta – Ohime se tanto amate (02:16)
26. Profeti Della Quinta – Messaggier di speranza (03:09)
27. Profeti Della Quinta – Corrente settima (01:08)
28. Profeti Della Quinta – Gagliarda a 5 e a 3 si placet, detta la Zambalina (01:07)
29. Profeti Della Quinta – Pargoletta, che non sai (03:22)
30. Profeti Della Quinta – Psalm 126: Shir hamma’alot, beshuv adonai (02:25)


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