Playing time: 55' 40"
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Jean-Pierre Canihac (cornet), Ton Koopman (harspichord), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Rolf Lislevand (baroque guitar, theorbo), Lorenz Duftschmid (violone), Jordi Savall (viol)
Jordi Savall, dir.
Recording site and date:
Église de Valkkoog, Netherlands [07/1992];
Rel.: 05/03/1993 (E), 02/27/2001 (ES), 09/09/2008 (AVSA)
,  Fontalis (Auvidis) "Portrait" ES 9901 [CD] Montserrat Figueras: La Voix de l'émotion - The Voice of emotion
Diapason (#-p.): 396-139 (09/1993)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 17/2- (Nov/Dec 1993); 32/4-187 (Mar/Apr 2009
Information from CD and Todd McComb.
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) was trained in Cremona, and spent some time as far afield as Poland. His style combines relatively dense harmony with an expansive vocal treatment, especially original in its synthesis of vocal & instrumental forms. Merula is one of the few composers of the period to be highly regarded for both his vocal & instrumental music. The items on this recording are taken from the publications Secondo Libro dei Madrigali (Venice, 1633) and Curtio precipitato ed altri Capricii (Venice, 1638).
Other recordings devoted to Merula:
A recording in similar style devoted to Biagio Marini (1597-1665):
And a more general collection:
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