Monica Piccinini
soprano
I Bassifondi
Simone Vallerotonda
theorbo, baroque guitar & direction

22.09.2019 – 20:00
Palazzo Sangiovanni
Alessano (LECCE)

ROMA ‘600

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)

Libro II di villanelle (Roma 1619)
Libro IV d’intavolatura chitarone (Roma 1640)

Marco Marazzoli (1602-1662)

Così contento amando sto (Cantate italiane di autori diversi)

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)

Arpeggio (Manoscritto barb. Lat., Roma 1639)
Ite sospieri miei (Manoscritto barb. Lat., Roma 1639)
Libro II di villanelle (Roma 1619)

Tommaso Marchetti (1603-1668)

Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarra spagnola (ROMA 1660)

Ferdinando Valdambrini (?- XVII)

Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarra (Roma 1646)

Marco Marazzoli (1602-1662)

No ch’io non piangerò (Manoscritto biblioteca cons. Napoli)

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)

I Pastori di Bettelemme (estr.) (Roma 1630)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Libro I di arie musicali (Firenze 1630)

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (1600-1647)

Li cinque libri della chitarra spagnuola (Roma 1640)

Virgilio Mazzocchi (1597-1646)

Sdegno campione audace (Cantate italiane di autori diversi)

Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680)

Magnes sive de arte magnetica (Roma 1641)

I Bassifondi

I Bassifondi is a period ensemble performing music for lute, archlute, theorbo and baroque guitar with continuo. Most 17th-18th century music for lute, guitar, theorbo and archlute was devised and written down to be played in consort with different instruments. Relying on written testimonies as well as on musical and iconographic sources, I Bassifondi, founded and hand-picked by Simone Vallerotonda, aims at rediscovering and offering the audience that repertoire in chamber format. Their debut album ‘Alfabeto falso’ was nominated by the ICMA 2018 among the best baroque instrumental recordings.

Monica Piccinini

Born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Monica Piccinini studied opera singing under Franca Mattiucci and Elena Kriatchko. She deepened her knowledge of the Baroque repertoire with Claudio Cavina and Rossana Bertini and took further lessons in lied and nineteen-century vocal music under Erik Werba and Dorothy Dorow. Piccinini made her stage debut in a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Teatro Real in Madrid under Jordi Savall. She has worked with many leading ensembles and orchestras including Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Al Ayre Español, Concerto Romano, Concerto Palatino, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Hespèrion XXI. Piccinini’s discography includes Monteverdi’s Orfeo conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini, Porpora’s Notturni per i Defunti with La Stagione Armonica and Melani’s Mottetti with Concerto Italiano.

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