Franco Pavan, Laboratorio ‘600, Pino de Vittorio – Ninna nanna: Lullabies from Baroque Italy (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Franco Pavan, Laboratorio ‘600, Pino de Vittorio – Ninna nanna: Lullabies from Baroque Italy (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:21 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Classical
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With Ninna Nanna the haunting tones, dramatic intensity and richly characterized singing of Pino De Vittorio once again grace a recording project led by Franco Pavan. Call it Wiegenlied, berceuse, nana, ninna nanna – or countless other terms from around the world – the lullaby, with the rocking of the child’s cradle, is possessed of a captivating charm, all neatly captured in this new collection with the lulling of De Vittorio’s hypnotic voice.

A potent attraction of Ninna Nanna is that the pieces – from the Baroque era – mainly originate from the Mezzogiorno, the southern part of Italy – including the Apulian area from which hails Pino De Vittorio. Seeking to sidestep the well-known and frequently-played, Franco Pavan, who plays the theorbo and the Southern Italian chitarra battente as well as directing Laboratorio ’600, has delved into the popular culture of these regions for inspiration, additionally adding instrumental pieces such as the Tarantella del Presepe by Cristofaro Caresana or the traditional Pastorale calabrese.

By way of the lullaby texts selected here, Pavan conjures up an atmosphere populated by fireflies, the powerful Greek mythological gods of Sleep and Death, Hypnos and Thanatos, Federico García Lorca lecturing on lullabies and referring to the acute sadness of the cradle song, as well as the Virgin Mary and sundry saints being corralled into underpinning the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

01. Dormi dormi ben mio
02. Oi nenna nenna
03. Oh, oh, oh, o picciriddu dormi rivo
04. Trotta trotta cavallo memè
05. Pastorale calabrese
06. La bonasera
07. Ninna di Borgia
08. Ninna di Radicena
09. Pastorale (1)
10. Lucciola lucciola vien a me
11. Lucciola lucciola vien da me
12. Lanterna mâgica
13. Fa la nana la mi cuncheta
14. Ninna nanna
15. Aria, che i paesani napoletani sonano con la zampogna
16. Venite, ò pastori
17. Piva
18. Nat’è il Bambino Giesù
19. Pastorale (2)
20. Dolce gioia della mamma
21. Dormi Benigne Jesu
22. Tarantella del presepe
23. Dormi dormi io già non voglio
24. Canna Austina

Pino De Vittorio, voice
Laboratorio ’600:
Elisa La Marca, lute
Flora Papadopoulos, harp
Franco Pavan, theorbo, archlute, chitarra battente & direction