Arcadelt, de Rore, Verdelot: 16th Century Laments to a Fallen God / Winter, Phaedrus
The ensemble Phaedrus partakes in an experimental musical staging of the Venus and Adonis myth as transmitted during the Italian Renaissance by setting extracts of Marino's 1623 Adone and from Girolamo Parabosco's La favola d'Adone, published in 1545, to early frottola music. Phaedrus surrounds these newly arranged frottole with instrumental music inspired by the tragic life of Adonis.
Elevating the voice with transverse flute consort and lute, Adonia aims to find points of commonality between historical aesthetics and contemporary experiences of love, amorality, and ecstatic bereavement.
Release Date: February 11, 2022
Catalog Number: PAS1112
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt
Conductor: Mara Winter