Along with Claudio Monteverdi, Sigismondo d’India was one of the most important composers to bridge the musical gap between the Renaissance and Baroque. He experienced his most productive period at court in Turin (1611-1623). Sigismondo d’India is one of the forefathers of the modern music style, accompanied monody. This means that a voice is accompanied by instruments, which is considered the ideal way to bring out the expressive qualities of a text. The sopranos Mariana Flores and Julie Roset and Cappella Mediterranea have proved on many an occasion that they can interpret the ‘sighs and lamentations’ of Italian music, with all its passions and emotions, like no other ensemble.
S. d’India: madrigals for one and two voices including Ardo, lassa, o non ardo? | Piangono al pianger mio | Mercè! grido piangendo | Lamentatione d’Olympia | Odi quel rosignolo | Torna il sereno Zefiro | Infelice Didone | Su su prendi la cetra o opastore | Un di soletto, etc.
Mariana Flores, Julie Roset, sopranos | Margaux Blanchard, viol | Marie Bournisien, harp | Quito Gato, theorbo & guitar | Mónica Pustilnik, archlute| Leonardo García Alarcón, harpsichord, organ & artistic leader