Musica Transalpina, madrigali & consort songs

 

 Il s'agit d'un rogramme que nous avons créé en tournée en décembre 2012 pour le festival Oude Muziek d’Utrecht. Musica Transalpina est un recueil de « madrigales englished », une sélection de madrigaux italiens traduits en anglais en 1590 et 1597 par un certain Nicholas Younge, dans le but de porter à la connaissance du public mélomane certaines pièces parmi les plus célèbres du répertoire italien de l’époque. Au programme des pièces chantées en italien et en anglais de Luca Marenzio, Alfonso Ferrabosco I, William Byrd et John Dowland.

 

The repertoire made for a most interesting and compelling concert. The performances by Claire Lefilliâtre and the instrumentalists were outstanding. Although Ms Lefilliâtre is a soprano she has a remarkable wide tessitura; her voice is just as strong in the lower register as it is in the highest. She is a very expressive singer, who knows how to communicate the character and content of a piece. The mostly long lines in the pieces by Byrd and Dowland were exquisitely sung, with an impressive breath control and treatment of dynamics. In Monteverdi she showed her agility and flexibility, and also her dramatic talent, for instance in the encore, Si dolce è ‘l tormento. The house was packed, and the reception was enthusiastic, and rightly so. I should not forget to mention the excellent performances of the string players and the lutenist. (Johan van Veen, Musica dei Donum 2012) 

 

 La Verginella

 

Claire Lefilliâtre, soprano

Kaori Uemura, dessus de viole

Sylvia Abramowicz, viole ténor

Christine Plubeau, basse de viole

Françoise Enock, violone

Eugène Ferré, luth