Margret Köll — L’arpa Barberini

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L’arpa Barberini

Music for harp and soprano in Early Baroque Rome
With Roberta Invernizzi

 
diapason 5

Awarded with the Diapason 5 (04/2016)

 

A painting by Giovanni Lanfranco (c. 1630) at the Palazzo Barbarini in Rome shows Venus playing on a wonderful Baroque harp. This harp – owned by Cardinal Maffeo Barbarini, the later Pope Urban VII – still exists and can be visited at the Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali in Rome today, a testament to musical performance at the court of the Barberini during the first half of the 17th century.

On the present CD, this important instrument features the musical repertoire of the same place and time. The Italian soprano Roberta Invernizzi sings arias and scenes from monodic composers, who were connected with the Barberini court; Margret Köll accompanies on a copy after the “Arpa Barberini”, built in 2007 by Eric Kleinmann, and also plays solo pieces by other Roman composers.

Released by Accent, 2016.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Toccata seconda arpeggiata

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Orazio Michi dell´Arpa

Spera mi disse amore

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Luigi Rossi

Mio ben, teco il tormento più

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Girolamo Frescobaldi
Se l´aura spira tutta vezzosa
Fantasia
Parte sopra Lamonicha
Toccata Ottava di durezze e ligature
Canzona
Corrente Quinta
Orazio Michi dell´Arpa
Spera mi disse amore
Sospiri che uscite dall´arso mio sen
Dolce frutto amor compose
Perché cor mio
Alma che ti sollevi
Luigi Rossi
Hor che l´oscuro manto
Passacaille del Seigr. Luigi
Mio ben, teco il tormento più
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Toccata seconda arpeggiata
Anonymous
Balletto
Madre non mi far monaca
Paolo Quagliati
Toccata dell´Ottavo Tuono
  • Sandra Suatoni Director of the Museum degli Strumenti in Rome
  • Armin Linke Photography
  • Joachim Berenbold Layout and booklet editor
  • Bernhard Schrammek Liner Notes
  • Eric Kleinmann Instrument Design
  • Sylvie Coquillat French translation
  • Jason F. Ortmann English translation
  • Jean-Daniel Noir Recording Producer
  • Michael Sawall Executive Producer
Photo essays

Rome

Lanfranco’s painting Allegoria della Musica in the Roman Palazzo Barberini family shows Venus on a richly decorated, three-row harp. Documentation of the Palazzo Barberini and the original harp in the Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, during a trip in January 2014.

Special thanks to Dott.ssa Maria Selene Sconci – Direttore Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali, Soprintendenza Speciale P.S.A.E. e Polo Museale della città di Roma.

Photos: Armin Linke.

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Lanfranco's Allegoria della musica in Pallazo Barberini © Armin Linke