Passacaglia della vita

infernoZEBO & Baschenis Ensemble

Stories, topoi , imagination of early 17th century told through four musical paths describing thoughts and climates of those days. 

Talk about 17th century through music means to guide spectator to literary and emotional path. Every "Story" will be presented by an actor who will recite the plot and , during performance, some pictures will be projected to drive spectator through narrative itinerary and to help him to identify and to understand all  music pieces.

Program

Di diavoli, di battaglie, di paradiso ed inferno

(About devils, battles, heaven and hell)

Andrea Falconieri Bayle de los diabolos, Rinen (the arrival of the devils)

Anonimo Les boffons (the army arrives on the battlefield)

Andrea Falconieri Battaglia (the troops meet the devils)

Anonimo Girometa (the survivors’ homecoming)

Andrea Falconieri La Suave Melodia (a look on the battlefield and the dead)

Stefano Landi Ciaccona di paradiso e inferno (a discussion between the souls who choose the righteous side and the ones who choose the devil’s side)

Della caducità della vita

(About life transience)

Lorenzo de’ Medici Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna (ephemeral youth)

Andrea Falconieri Folias (life passing by)

Stefano Landi Passacaglia della vita (ife and its frailty)

Della donna, dell’amore e del rimpianto

(About women, love and regrets)

Andrea Falconieri L'Infanta Arcibizzarra (the young rebel princess)

Giovanni Stefani Bella Mia questo mio core (the lover’s flatteries)

Giovanni Ambrosio Petite Riense (the princess dances with her lover)

Lorenzo Allegri Ballo detto della Notte d’amore (The sensual love)

Anonimo Aria della Monaca (the discovered princess is forced to become a nun)

Marco Uccellini Aria sopra E tanto tempo Hormai (The regrets)

Non in terra ma in cielo lodando Dio

(Not on earth, but in Heaven, praising God’s name)

Marco Uccellini Aria sopra il Ballo di mantova

Anonimo Fuggi fuggi dal mondo bugiardo (Don’t follow the dirty and deceptive world)

Andrea Falconieri Eroica (He who follows the Lord is the real hero)

Epilogo morale

Claudio Monteverdi Laudate Dominum (Let’s praise the Lord, waiting for the Eternal Life)

Organic

soprano, recorder, violin, violone, dulciana, cembalo, organ, theorbo, percussions

Demo

Demo with part of some pieces included in our Program (Boffon, Battaglia, Suave Melodia, Girometa, Ciaccona di Paradiso e Inferno)