Performers: Massimo Lonardi (lute), Silvia Piccollo (soprano), Giuseppe Zambon (countertenor), Sergio Balestracci (recorder), Gaetano Nasillo (viol)
Playing time: 48'
Recording dates: April & June 1994
The program for this recording is taken from a set of intabulations for voice & lute of madrigals by Verdelot done by Willaert. This arrangement was apparently intended to give these pieces, ordinarily sung by ensembles of multiple voices, more of the character of the frottola. The lute writing was done straight to tablature to capture the harmonic character of the surrounding voices, while the top line is left essentially intact. In this interpretation, different voice ranges are used in different songs (or sometimes an instrument in the top line), and divisions for recorder or viol are included at some points.
Another recording of this music:
A largely frottola program by a couple of these artists:
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