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Morte Della Ragione

Morte Della Ragione

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'The senses reign, and Reason now is dead' (Petrarch). Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which it's author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: 'a sweet illusion of the spirit,' and a negative form, 'one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell... ' This succession of 'musical pictures' leads us to the threshold of the baroque era, starting out with the Puzzle Canon by John Dunstable (1390- ca.1453), whose manuscript is an enigma, via the 'bizarre' style of Alexander Agricola (1446- ca.1506) and his obsessive, ostinato rhythm - almost an anticipation of minimalist music... to the improvisatory freedom of the Galliard Battaglia de Scheidt (1587-1654), a battle piece involving a great many diminutions or 'divisions', a common technique of improvisation in the Renaissance... This grand instrumental musical fresco of time and space is a kind of self-portrait of Giovanni Antonini and his longstanding musical colleagues.

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Title: Morte Della Ragione
Release Date: 5/10/2019
Label: Alpha
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 450
UPC: 3760014194504
Item #: 2158683X
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