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Diminutio

06/27/11 8:00AM

"Diminutio" is described as the Renaissance practice of embellishing a melody by playing it more quickly and with notes of shorter rhythmic value. The effect is a slightly unsettling, creating a push and pull with the movement of the music. This morning, several selections from lutenist Rolf Lislevand's recording dedicated to that technique.

Playlist

8:08am

Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite #1
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Ensemble: L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: "Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances-Marriner"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47116
 
 

8:24am

Ricercata prima
Composer: Vincenzo Capirola
Ensemble: & various others
Soloists: Rolf Lislevand, vuhuela da mano
CD/Album: "Diminutio"
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2088
 
 

8:29am

Saltarello & Piva
Composer: Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Ensemble: & various others
Soloists: Rolf Lislevand, vuhuela da mano
CD/Album: "Diminutio"
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2088
 
 

8:35am

La perra mora
Composer: Anonymous (16th c.)
Ensemble: & various others
Soloists: Rolf Lislevand, vuhuela da mano
CD/Album: "Diminutio"
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2088
 
 

8:41am

Different Trains: After the war
Composer: Steve Reich
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
CD/Album: "Steve Reich: Different Trains"
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79176
Note: (for string orchestra & pre-recorded performance tape - with taped testimonial excerpts from Holocaust survivors)
 
 

8:52am

Khovanshchina: Prelude
Composer: Modest Moussorgsky
(orch. by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
CD/Album: "Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain/Pictures at an Exhibition/Khovanschina"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80705
 
 

9:02am

The Marriage of Figaro: Overture, K 492
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
CD/Album: Mozart-Symphony No. 38 'Prague'
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426231
 
 

9:08am

Wind Quintet (1928)
Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Ensemble: Paris Instrumental Group
CD/Album: "Heitor Villa-Lobos"
Record co./Cat #: Adda 581035
 
 

9:19am

In The South (Alassio) Overture
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Giuseppi Sinopoli
CD/Album: "Elgar: Enigma Variations, In The South, Serenade"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423679
 
 

9:43am

Serenata in F for 2 Horns, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Strings & basso continuo, S 204
Composer: Johann David Heinichen
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: "Concerti per l'Orchestra di Dresda"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 447644
 
 
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