La Morra – The Lion’s Ear (2016) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

La Morra – The Lion’s Ear (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:05:21 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Ramée

In 1512, Giovanni di Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici (1475-1521) was the eldest surviving male member of the senior line of the celebrated Medici family of Florence, the eldest surviving son of the mythic Lorenzo “il Magnifico.” Giovanni had inherited his family’s refined interest in and zealous support of the arts: literature; painting, sculpture, and architecture; and music. But of all of these, Giovanni – perhaps due in part to his poor eyesight – favored music, for which his passion was legendary among contemporaries. The musical life of Leo’s court was unimaginably rich and vibrant, as innumerable eyewitness accounts confirm.

Our CD aims to bring that world acoustically to life, to revive the soundscape of the Leonine court and illustrate the range of practices typifying Leo’s own musical experiences. It is intended as a tribute to a rare and extraordinary patron of music (himself a composer and musician), who occupied that singular position at the very summit of the universal ecclesiastical hierarchy.

01. Lirum bililirum
02. (Rostibolli) Gioioso
03. Vivite felices
04. Ricercar (Ness #4)
05. De mon triste desplaisir (After Jean Richafort)
06. Fantasia “De mon triste”
07. Che farala, che dirala
08. Spem in alium
09. Se mai, per maraveglia
10. O vos omnes
11. Ecce video celos apertos
12. Jerusalem, convertere
13. Recercada
14. Lautre yor per un matin (After Anonymous)
15. Fortuna disperata
16. Fortuna disperata / Sancte Petre
17. Quid retribuam tibi, Leo?
18. Cela sans plus
19. In omni tribulatione
20. Ricercar (Ness #10)
21. O stella maris (After Anonymous)
22. Canon di papa Lione x a 3 voci
23. Salve, Regina

Canova da Milano, Francesco (1497-1543)
Cavazzoni, Marco Antonio (c.1485-1569)
Despres, Josquin (c.1440-1521)
Isaac, Heinrich (c.1450-1517)
Mantovano, Rossino (early 16th century)
Mouton, Jean (c.1459-1522)
Pesenti, Michele (c.1470-a.1524)
Piacenza, Domenico da (c.1400-c.1470)
Pisano, Bernardo (1490-1548)
Richafort, Jean (c.1480-c.1547)