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Cesare Vecellio's Venetian Costumes

Lucie Skeaping explores traditional dress and custom in late 16th-Century Venice, illustrating various styles with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.

"Art and Early Music Month."Lucie Skeaping looks at the publishing sensation of the 1590s in Venice: Cesare Vecellio's guide to the dress and customs of the world, and she talks to the book's two translators, Margaret Rosenthal, Professor of Italian at the University of Southern California, and Ann Rosalind Jones, Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College. The book is the first to depict world costume through history and in addition to the vivid illustrations, it includes a detailed and often amusing social commentary of the habits of people all over the world. Music in the programme includes Carnival music by Giovanni Croce, and works by both Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.

PLAYLIST:

LODOVICO VIADANA La Veneziana (canzona)
The King’s Consort
Robert King (director)
HYPERION CDA 67048
CD1 track 15

GIOVANNI CROCE Masquerade of the Friulians
I Fagiolini
CHANDOS (CHACONNE) CHAN 0665
Track 11

GIOVANNI PACOLONI Salterello de Zorzi (lute trio)
I Fagiolini
CHANDOS (CHACONNE) CHAN 0665
Track 2

ANDREA GABRIELI Asia felice
I Fagiolini
CHANDOS (CHACONNE) CHAN 0697
Track 5

GIOVANNI GABRIELI Sonata pian’ e forte a 8
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
HYPERION CDA 66908
Track 9

GIOVANNI BASSANO Arosez vos violettes
Concordia (viol and harpsichord – variations based on existing madrigal)
Mark Levy (director)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CD VOL.11 NO.9
Track 14

ADRIAN WILLAERT
Sempre me ride sta – : the men sing: “That tart always laughs at me when I walk down the street”
Concordia, Mark Levy (director)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CD VOL.11 NO.9
Track 1

ADRIAN WILLAERT Vecchio letrose – “Old hags, you’re good for nothing”
Concordia, Mark Levy (director)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CD VOL.11 NO.9
Track 13

BALDASSARE DONATO Ahi miserelle
Concordia, Mark Levy (director)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CD VOL.11 NO.9
Track 15

GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER Kapsberger
The Kings Consort
Robert King (conductor)
HYPERION CDA 67048 CD1 Track 6

GIOVANNI GABRIELI Udite, chiari e generosi figli
Nautical mythological figures / 16 part madrigal
The Kings Consort
Robert King (conductor)
HYPERION CDA 67048 CD1 Track 14

ANDREA GABRIELI Vieni, vieni, Himeneo
The Kings Consort
Robert King (conductor)
HYPERION CDA 67048 CD1 Track 4

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