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Notari & Fontana - Early baroque music from the Basilica Palatina Mantova

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Mantua – cultural centre of the 17th century: Claudio Monteverdi created his first operas and madrigals here, preparing the ground for the works of Giovanni Battista Fontana and Angelo Notari. Julia Fritz and her ensemble have reinterpreted their pieces in the church of Santa Barbara in Mantua, presenting an exciting panorama of musical practices at the time.more

Giovanni Battista Fontana | Angelo Notari | Francesco Rovigo

Mantua – cultural centre of the 17th century: Claudio Monteverdi created his first operas and madrigals here, preparing the ground for the works of Giovanni Battista Fontana and Angelo Notari. Julia Fritz and her ensemble have reinterpreted their pieces in the church of Santa Barbara in Mantua, presenting an exciting panorama of musical practices at the time.

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​Compared to the Italian centres of power - Milan, Florence and Rome - the Lombardian city of Mantua in the Po Valley is small in size. All the more prestigious was the commitment to the arts by the ruling Gonzaga dynasty: artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Giulio Romano and Leon Battista Alberti created lasting master­pieces in their paintings and architecture for them, whilst musicians such as Giaches de Wert and Claudio Monteverdi consolidated Mantua's reputation throughout Europe. Their stage was within the grand complex of the ducal palace and the adjoining church of Santa Barbara: an impressive synthesis of the arts consisting of Mannerist architecture and painting - and an ideal space for music.

This magical place was chosen by recorder player Julia Fritz together with organist Johannes Hämmerle, soprano Magdalene Harer and harpist Reinhild Waldek to record works by Giovanni Battista Fontana and Angelo Notari, two contemporaries of Monteverdi. Fontana's solo sonatas for violin and continuo, which Julia Fritz interprets on various recorders, belong to the canon of early baroque violin music, while the pieces by Notari, some of which are recorded here for the first time, hail from a British Library manuscript which the composer presumably produced for English music lovers in the circle of King Charles I. They are variations and arrangements of songs that demonstrate the high standard of solo and ornamental art of the time, which were as popular in Italy as in the rest of Europe.

A special feature of this recording is the interplay between a chamber music formation and the famous organ of Santa Barbara. Graziadio Antegnati, one of the great Italian organ builders of the sixteenth century, equipped the instrument with special stops and the meantone tuning of the time; following extensive restoration, it can now be admired once again in its original sound, perfectly suited not only for solo pieces but also for accompanying mixed vocal-instrumental ensembles.

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www.pizzicato.lu | 02/07/2021 | Uwe Krusch | July 2, 2021 | source: https://www.pizz... Der Hof von Mantua: klein, aber kulturell oho

An den Ursprungsort der Werke haben sich die Beteiligten dieser Aufnahme begeben, um in der Kirche Santa Barbara des herzoglichen Palasts in MantuaMehr lesen

An den Ursprungsort der Werke haben sich die Beteiligten dieser Aufnahme begeben, um in der Kirche Santa Barbara des herzoglichen Palasts in Mantua diese einzuspielen. Dabei konnten sie diesen als idealen Platz nutzen. Die Orgel der Kirche Santa Barbara aus dem 16. Jahrhundert bietet sich dank spezieller Register und mitteltöniger Stimmung nicht nur für Solostücke, sondern auch für die Begleitung von Ensembles an.

Die beiden Komponisten, Fontana und Notari, Zeitgenossen von Monteverdi, kommen hier mit verschiedenen musikalischen Werken zu Gehör. Die frühbarocken Violinsonaten des Giovanni Battista Fontana hat Julia Fritz mit der Continuo Gruppe für diverse Blockflöten umgesetzt. Angelo Notari dagegen wird mit Liedern gezeigt, die bearbeitet oder variiert erklingen. Diese Lieder, zum Teil in Ersteinspielungen, zeigen das hohe Niveau der Solo- und Verzierungskunst. Die Sopranistin Magdalene Harer übernimmt hier die Gesangsstimme.

Die sechs Violinsonaten von Fontana mit Generalbassbegleitung mit jeweils einer Flöte als Instrument der Solostimme erleben in der Interpretation von Julia Fritz eine so engagierte und makellose Widergabe, dass man die Violine als Soloinstrument nicht vermisst, sondern diese Lesart einfach genießt. Die Blockflötenfamilie wird oft geschmäht. Aber das ist dann immer mit dem Höreindruck verbunden, der sich beim Spiel von Kindern auf ihren ersten Schritten in die Musik eingeprägt hat. Wird dieses Instrument jedoch von jemandem wie Julia Fritz an die Lippen gesetzt, die es meisterhaft versteht, der Flöte nicht nur Töne zu entlocken, sondern diese zu modellieren, wird auch die Musik mit Blockflöte zu einem Erlebnis.

Magdalene Harer lässt die Arias mit ihrer hellen und klaren Stimme erblühen, Dabei gelingt es ihr, ihre besondere Stellung in der Musik hervorzuheben, ohne ihre Begleiter zuzudecken. Mit feiner und gut artikulierender Stimme prägt sie die Stücke angenehm und reizt damit, diesen Komponisten noch besser zu erkunden.

Reinhild Waldek für das Harfenspiel und Johannes Hämmerle an der Orgel sind eine Continuo Formation, wie man sie nicht alle Tage zu hören bekommt. Sie geben mit ihrem gelungenen Einsatz eine weitere klangliche Note, die das Gesamtpaket positiv komplettiert.


The participants of this recording went to the place where the works were first played and recorded them at the church of Santa Barbara in the ducal palace of Mantua, an ideal place. , Thanks to its special stops and mid-tone tuning, the organ of the church of Santa Barbara, dating from the 16th century, is used not only for the solo pieces, but also for the accompaniment of ensembles.

The two composers, Fontana and Notari, contemporaries of Monteverdi, are heard here with various musical works. The early baroque violin sonatas of Giovanni Battista Fontana have been transposed by Julia Fritz with the continuo group for various recorders. Angelo Notari, on the other hand, is featured with songs. These songs, partly in first recordings, show the high level of solo and ornamentation art. Soprano Magdalene Harer takes the vocal part here.

The six violin sonatas by Fontana with basso continuo accompaniment, each with a flute as the instrument of the solo part, experience such a committed and flawless performance with Julia Fritz that one does not miss the violin as a solo instrument, but simply enjoys this interpretation. The recorder family is often reviled. But then, this is always connected with the impression that is imprinted on the playing of children on their first steps into music. However, when this instrument is put to the lips of someone like Julia Fritz, who is a master at not only eliciting tones from the flute, but modeling them, music with recorder also becomes a rewarding experience.

Magdalene Harer makes the arias blossom with her bright and clear voice, managing to emphasize their special place in the music without covering up her accompanists. With a fine and well-articulated voice, she makes a pleasant mark on the pieces and thus encourages us to explore this composer even more.

Reinhild Waldek for the harp and Johannes Hämmerle on the organ are a continuo formation that one does not hear every day. With their successful efforts, they add another sonic touch that positively completes the overall package.
An den Ursprungsort der Werke haben sich die Beteiligten dieser Aufnahme begeben, um in der Kirche Santa Barbara des herzoglichen Palasts in Mantua

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Notari & Fontana - Early baroque music from the Basilica Palatina Mantova
article number: 97.797
EAN barcode: 4022143977977
price group: BCA
release date: 2. July 2021
total time: 71 min.

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Der Hof von Mantua: klein, aber kulturell oho
Jun 18, 2021
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Notari's "Ciaccona" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Neu in: Klassischer Musik" in Germany and other countries (#77/100)
Jun 4, 2021
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Notari's "Aria sopra il Ruggiero" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Neu in: Klassischer Musik" in Germany and other countries (#55/100)
May 21, 2021
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Angelo Notari's "Aria sopra la Monica (Modi 1-7)" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Bach und der Barock" in Germany and other countries (#2/50)
May 21, 2021
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Angelo Notari's "Aria sopra la Romanesca" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Neu in: Klassischer Musik" in Germany and other countries (#65/100)
May 21, 2021
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Angelo Notari's "Aria sopra la Romanesca" was added to Spotify's playlist "Classical New Releases - Spotify Picks" from 21st until 27th May (#52/70)
May 7, 2021
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Giovanni Battista Fontana's "Sonata Quinta" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Neu in: Klassische Musik" in Germany and other countries (#26/100)
May 7, 2021
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Giovanni Battista Fontana's "Sonata Quinta" was added to Spotify's playlist "Classical New Releases - Spotify Picks" from 7th until 13th May (#51/63)
Apr 23, 2021
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Angelo Notari's "Aria sopra la Monica (Modi 1-7)" was added to iTunes and Apple Music Playlist "Neu in: Klassischer Musik" in Germany and other countries (#77/99)
Apr 7, 2021
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Angelo Notari's "Aria sopra la Monica (Modi 1-7)" was pitched for different Curated Classical Playlists

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