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Frottole: Popular Songs of Renaissance Italy

Ring Around Quartet & Consort

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1
La vida de Culin
Anonymous; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
2:25
2
L'amor, dona ch'io te porto
Giacomo Fogliano; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
3:10
3
Vecchie letrose non valete niente
Adrian Willaert; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
2:15
4
Che faralla, che diralla
Michele Pesenti; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
3:40
5
Occhi miei, al pianger nati
Anonymous; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
4:42
6
Poi che volse la mia stella
Joan Antonio Dalza; Giuliano Lucini
1:36
7
L'ultimo di di maggio
Sebastiano Festa; Ring Around Quartet
2:01
8
Zephiro spira e 'l bel tempo rimena
Bartolomeo Tromboncino; Vera Marenco; Umberto Bartolini; Ring Around Consort
4:49
9
Alle stamegne, donne
Anonymous; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
2:28
10
Su, su, leva, alza le ciglia
Bartolomeo Tromboncino; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
5:03
11
Ahime sospiri
Anonymous; Vera Marenco; Ring Around Consort
3:08
12
Per dolor me bagno el viso
Marchetto Cara; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
5:56
13
Ricercar
Vincenzo Capirola; Giuliano Lucini
1:47
14
Un cavalier di Spagna
Francesco Patavino; Ring Around Quartet
1:25
15
Virgine bella
Bartolomeo Tromboncino; Vera Marenco; Ring Around Consort
4:02
16
Non e tempo d'aspectare
Marchetto Cara; Umberto Bartolini; Ring Around Consort
3:25
17
D'un bel matin d'amore
Giovanni Battista Zesso; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
2:13
18
Lirum bililirum
Rossino Mantovano; Ring Around Quartet; Ring Around Consort
6:01
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:06
This recording explores a representative selection of Italian frottole, including works published by the historically pivotal figure Ottaviano Petrucci, from the original books printed in the early 1500s. Set to vernacular texts dealing mainly with the theme of love, frottole were short, improvisatory polyphonic songs with instrumental accompaniment that flourished in the Renaissance courts of Italy for some 40 years between 1480 and 1520. Despite its apparent simplicity, this completely new genre of song inspired some of Europe’s greatest vocal and instrumental musicians. The Ring Around Quartet, a vocal ensemble specializing in both early and contemporary music, is accompanied by the Ring Around Consort playing period instruments.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz*, 5.6448 MHz* DSD  –  2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in 96 kHz / 24-bit
*Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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