Richard MacKenzie - Archivio Magnatune
Born in Southampton (England) in 1990, Richard MacKenzie is rapidly gaining recognition as a soloist and collaborative artist on renaissance and baroque lutes, renaissance and baroque guitars, vihuela, orpharion and theorbo.
He has performed across much of Britain and Europe, collaborating with such names as Ex Cathedra, The City Waites, James Bowman, Jeremy Summerly and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He has appeared on multiple CDs to date, and is now a published music editor, his edition of Granata’s Armoniosi Toni (1684) recently going to press.
In 2011 Richard completed a degree in music at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. Whilst studying at the university he was also a keen solo performer, performing seven solo recitals in some of the most diverse concert venues across Oxford.
Domenico Bianchini (c1510-c1576) was born into a family of famous Venetian mosaic artists, and, judging by his nickname, ‘Il Rossetto’, he must have possessed a head of striking red hair, similar to the famous Venetian composer of the early 18th century, Antonio Vivaldi.
Bianchini’s “Intabolatura de Lauto” (Venice, 1546), of which this recording features the entire book, was his sole publication. Intabolatura was a great success, being reprinted in its entirety at least three times, 11 of its works even being reprinted in Nuremberg by Hans Gerle, 1552. The book itself is a perfect exemplar of the Venetian lute book of the mid-16th century, featuring intabulations of scared and secular vocal music, a selection of polyphonic recercari, and a selection of dances, including dances local to Venice, such as the ‘Santo erculano’. The music itself is complex, beautiful, at times reflective, and at times flamboyant. The book presents a veritable feast of European lute music.
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[hifi lofi] 01-Recercar quarto (1:36)
[hifi lofi] 02-Il me suffit (Sermisy) (2:45)
[hifi lofi] 03-Recercar primo (2:03)
[hifi lofi] 04-Le dur travail (Willaert) (2:00)
[hifi lofi] 05-Madonna io non lo so (napolitane) (Willaert) (3:07)
[hifi lofi] 06-Recercar (sesto) (2:54)
[hifi lofi] 07-Ave santissima (Gombert) (5:59)
[hifi lofi] 08-La cara cossa (1:32)
[hifi lofi] 09-El Burato (1:39)
[hifi lofi] 10-Recercar segondo (1:49)
[hifi lofi] 11-Par ton regard (Sermisy) (3:07)
[hifi lofi] 12-Pongente dardo (Berchem) (2:52)
[hifi lofi] 13-Tant que vivray (Sermisy) (2:58)
[hifi lofi] 14-O s’io potessi donna (Berchem) (2:56)
[hifi lofi] 15-Recercar (quinto) (1:51)
[hifi lofi] 16-Con lei fuss’io (Arcadelt or Berchem or Corteccia or Giaches de Ponte) (2:07)
[hifi lofi] 17-Torza (1:44)
[hifi lofi] 18-Lodesana (2:08)
[hifi lofi] 19-Santo erculano (1:55)
[hifi lofi] 20-Aupres de vous (secretement) (Sermisy or Jacotin) (1:53)
[hifi lofi] 21-C’est grand pitie (Certon) (1:39)
[hifi lofi] 22-Recercar terzo (Duo) (1:25)
[hifi lofi] 23-Pass’e mezo (antico) La sua padoana Il suo saltarello Le forze derculle (5:17)
[hifi lofi] 24-Meza notte (2:04)