Ensemble Aurora – On the Shoulders of Giants: Tracing the Roots of Counterpoint (2014) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ensemble Aurora – On the Shoulders of Giants: Tracing the Roots of Counterpoint (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:14:20 minutes | 719 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front cover | © Arcana

Enrico Gatti’s eighth recording for the Arcana label, and the debut album by his Ensemble Aurora in the role of string quartet, is without a doubt the most original of his discography. The result of years of research and discoveries, On The Shoulders of Giants is an exciting journey back to the roots of string quartet writing and counterpoint: from Renaissance tablatures to Mozart’s famous String Quartet in G major KV387, the first of the ‘Haydn’ Quartets, by way of Dario Castello, Johann Rosenmuller, Johann Sebastian Bach (the fourth counterpoint from The Art of Fugue) and the inevitable Corelli (Fuga a Quattro voci): a concentration of beautiful music, with a programme that encompasses different periods but with a clear main theme, which Enrico Gatti describes so well in his authoritative liner notes.

Tracklist:
01. Missa “Ecce sacerdos magnus”: Kyrie
02. Messa delli Apostoli: Christe II
03. Messa della domenica: Toccata cromaticha per la levatione
04. Madrigale su testo di Petrarca: Là ver l’aurora
05. Chanson su testo di Du Bellay: La nuict froide et sombre
06. Sonate concertate in stil moderno, libro secondo: Sonata XV a 4 per stromenti d’arco
07. Sonate à 2, 3, 4, è 5 stromenti da arco & altri: Sonata VII a 4
08. Fuga a quattro voci, Op. posth., Anh. 15
09. Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IV
10. Adagio and Fuga in C Minor, K. 546: I. Adagio
11. Adagio and Fuga in C Minor, K. 546: II. Fuga
12. Quartet in G Major, K. 387: I. Allegro vivace assai
13. Quartet in G Major, K. 387: II. Menuetto (Allegro)-Trio
14. Quartet in G Major, K. 387: III. Andante cantabile
15. Quartet in G Major, K. 387: IV. Fuga (Molto allegro)

Composers:
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Castello, Dario (c.1590-1644)
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713)
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)
Lasso, Orlando di (c.1532-94)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c.1525-94)
Rosenmüller, Johann (1619-82)

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