A comprehensive introduction to a crucial Italian madrigalist, whose compositions ranged from 5-6 voice artworks to large-scale political works in the grand Venetian style with brass.
“It’s a great day for Andrea Gabrieli – frankly, no one ever suspected his secular stuff was anywhere near this good. This is one of the most enthralling madrigal anthologies on the Market.” International Record Review
Alongside the grand Venetian pieces and sophisticated madrigals are also some dirty old men’s songs called ‘giustiniane’ which Gabrieli and others wrote. Hear one here Chi’nde darà la bose
Read about their interesting texts in Gabrieli’s Naughty Bits.
Chandos CHAN 0697
Released May 2003