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Il trionfo di Dori Venice 1592 Tactus TC 590003
Review By EW90580,April 2014

The music in this album of late-Renaissance madrigals entitled "Il Trionfo di Dori" and issued by Tactus (TC 590003) is as delightful as it is rare. The excellent program notes that accompany this CD explain much better than I ever could the reason for the disc, so I hope that program annotator Tony Corradini and the Tactus CD Company will forgive me for quoting from the text. The dedication worded “The triumph of Dori, described by several authors and set to music, for six parts, by an equal number of composers” appears at the beginning of a collection of 29 madrigals published in Venice in 1592 by Angelo Gardano. The idea of recording "Il Trionfo di Dori" stems from the wish to offer the public a new, complete recording of a work that met with great success at the time of its more....

A Welcome Revival
Review By DM96074,April 2014

First printed at the dawn of music publishing by Angelo Gardano, this collection of madrigals was unusual in its time; the lyrics were written by 29 different poets, with music later added by 29 different musicians, the entire project undertaken at the behest of Venetian nobleman and patron Leonardo Sanudo. Sharing as a common theme the story of Dori, a sea nymph from classical mythology, each piece ends with the words “Viva la bella Dori.”

Beautifully sung by early music specialists Gruppo Vocale Arsi & Tesi under the direction of bass singer and Tallis Scholars alumnus Tony Corradini, this is an outstanding recording of rarely heard late 16th century parlor music.

While each piece can be heard as a “stand alone” composition, perhaps the greatest pleasure to more....


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