Saturday, October 17, 2009

Matteis - False Consonances Of Melancholy - Amandine Beyer







Matteis - False Consonances Of Melancholy - Amandine Beyer
Violin | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 373 MB
August 27, 2009 | Zig-Zag | RapidShare



Matteis, Nicola

(b Naples; d Colkirk, Norfolk, after 1713). Italian violinist, guitarist and composer. He was resident in England; it seems that he arrived there in about 1670. According to Roger North (on whom we are dependent for details of Matteis’s life) ‘his circumstances were low, and it was say’d that he travelled thro’ Germany on foot with his violin under a full coat at his back’. He must have been living virtually unnoticed in London for some years by the time John Evelyn first heard him play at a private music meeting in November 1674. Evelyn’s reaction was one of amazement:

I heard that stupendious Violin Signor Nicholao (with other rare Musitians) whom certainly never mortal man Exceeded on that instrument: he had a stroak so sweete, & made it speake like the Voice of a man; & when he pleased, like a Consort of severall Instruments: he did wonders upon a Note: was an excellent composer also … nothing approch’d the Violin in Nicholas hand: he seem’d to be spirtato’d & plaied such ravishing things on a ground as astonish’d us all.

Matteis seems quickly to have consolidated this reputation for virtuosity – though, according to North, his progress in society was impeded at first by his arrogant manner (‘no person must whisper while he played, which sort of attention had not bin the fashion at court’). He engaged in a contest with Michel Farinel, who, when he heard Matteis, simply stood stock still and stared at him... Read more


Track listing

01. Sonata: Adagio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:0
02. Diverse bizzarrie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda ò pur Ciaccona Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 4:14
03. Passaggio rotto: Andamento Veloce Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:14
04. Fantasia Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:43
05. Preludio in fantasia Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:16
06. Allegro Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:01
07. Aria malinconica: Adagio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:25
08. Giga: Allegro Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 0:40
09. Aria Amorosa Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 3:23
10. Aria Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:21
11. Preludio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:25
12. Musica: Grave-Presto Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:42
13. Sarabanda: Adagio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:37
14. Aria* Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:10
15. Aria burlesca (Presto) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:57
16. Fuga (Prestissimo) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:07
17. Giga. Al Genio Turchesco Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 0:57
18. Preludio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 0:51
19. Adagio Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:11
20. Allemanda ad imitatione d'un tartaglia Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:36
21. Movimento incognito Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 4:05
22. Sarabanda Amorosa (Adagio) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:33
23. Gavotta (Presto) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:49
24. Preludio. Presto Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:41
25. Pavana Armoniosa Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:01
26. Il Russignolo Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:17
27. Preludio Allegro (Prestissimo). Malinconico (Adagio) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:25
28. Aria (Adagio-Presto) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:19
29. Vivace. Eco Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:07
30. Fuga (Presto) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:43
31. Preludio (Adagio) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:30
32. Prestissimo Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 0:35
33. Un poco di maniera Italiana. Aria Ridicola (Presto) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:25
34. Aria Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:33
35. Fantasia Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:36
36. Preludio in ostinatione. Passagio rotto Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:09
37. Andamento malinconico. Divisone ad libitum Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:43
38. Grave. (Adagio) Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2:04
39. Aria for the Flute Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:15
40. Giga Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1:47



2 comments:

  1. Beyer and this ensemble hit such heights with their Four Seasons that this disc is an absolute must.

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