Simone Vallerotonda – Méditation. Les quatre saisons du luth (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Simone Vallerotonda – Méditation. Les quatre saisons du luth (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:40 minutes | 843 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Arcana

On his second solo album for Arcana, after L’ Ultimo romano , Simone Vallerotonda explores the metaphysical and sensual world of seventeenth-century French lute music. The result is Méditation : four suites in four different keys, each associated with a season and with one of the four ‘humours’ (melancholic/autumn, sanguine/spring, phlegmatic/winter, choleric/summer) that were said to characterise human beings in their temperament and physical traits. An anatomy of the human soul, passing from the rarefied and reflective atmosphere of Charles Mouton’s prélude non mesuré through Jacques Gallot’s dizzying rondeaux , Valentin Strobel’s skipping, exotic canaries, the eulogies of Robert de Visée’s tombeaux, where the notes resonate like prayers and tears for the deceased, to the bizarre, asymmetrical courantes of Dubut le Père. A journey at the conclusion of which we find human beings described in their different and contrasting passions by means of music – music whose colours, though centuries old, portray them with extraordinary modernity.

Tracklist:
01. Simone Vallerotonda – Prélude (01:27)
02. Simone Vallerotonda – La belle Espagnole: Chaconne (02:51)
03. Simone Vallerotonda – Tombeau Mazarin: Allemande (03:10)
04. Simone Vallerotonda – La belle Florentine: Sarabande (02:33)
05. Simone Vallerotonda – La mélancolique: Courante de Gaultier (01:48)
06. Simone Vallerotonda – La volage: Passacaille (02:07)
07. Simone Vallerotonda – La comete: Chaconne (03:47)
08. Simone Vallerotonda – Rondeau (01:35)
09. Simone Vallerotonda – Air pour les esclaves africains (02:05)
10. Simone Vallerotonda – L’enchantement (02:54)
11. Simone Vallerotonda – Courante (01:41)
12. Simone Vallerotonda – Prélude (01:01)
13. Simone Vallerotonda – Allemande (02:36)
14. Simone Vallerotonda – Courante (01:35)
15. Simone Vallerotonda – L’altesse royale (02:07)
16. Simone Vallerotonda – Les tendres plaintes: Rondeau (04:29)
17. Simone Vallerotonda – Canaries ou gigue (01:15)
18. Simone Vallerotonda – La muzette: Rondeau (04:08)
19. Simone Vallerotonda – Tombeau du vieux Gallot: Allemande (04:32)
20. Simone Vallerotonda – La cicogne: Courante (02:12)
21. Simone Vallerotonda – Les castagnettes: Canaries (01:59)
22. Simone Vallerotonda – My Mistress is Pretty: Branle de Mantoue (01:04)
23. Simone Vallerotonda – Les Barricades mystérieuses (03:34)

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