La Palatine’s very first CD, published on the Ambronay Éditions label, is now out everywhere. The French ensemble invites us on a journey to the heart of 17th century Italian music with their album ‘Il n’y a pas d’amour heureux’: ‘There is no happy love’. Lamenti, famous cantatas (Rossi, Merula, Monteverdi…) and more unknown ones (Savioni) portray with passion the disenchantment of love.
Discover an extract from the album:
Created in 2019, La Palatine was revealed by our EEEMERGING+ program, which they joined that same year. They perform in many festivals such as the Ambronay Festival, Embaroquement Immédiat, the York Early Music Festival or even Mars en Baroque. The young ensemble is also a laureate of the International H.I.F. Biber (Austria) where they won the F.J. Aumann prize.
A word from La Palatine:
“There is no happy love is paradoxically a beautiful story. The story of love at first sight for two works that seem completely opposite: the Lamento d’Arianna by Monteverdi and a French song by Brassens/Aragon : « There is no happy love ». It all starts with the first reading of the Lamento: the extent and complexity of this complaint first impressed us. But by diving deeper into Rinuccini’s poetry, we were overwhelmed by the emotional power of this story, where Aragon’s words resonated in us like a shred of evidence. From this, the rest of the program flowed naturally, as amorous affetti abounds in the Italian repertoire of the 17th century. Along the tracks, the listener will follow a varied and intense emotional labyrinth, ranging from the immaculate whiteness of Rosa Bianca by Kapsberger to the ironic reproaches of the arias of Merula, passing through the bittersweet feelings of Savioni’s cantata. The Lamento di Zaida Turca by Rossi, distant sister of Ariane, is the keystone of this program on the disenchantment of love. »
– Ensemble La Palatine
Il n’y a pas d’amour heureux is available since November 11 in stores, on streaming platforms, as well as online order. You will juste have to click on the orange button ‘Ajouter au panier’.
Marie Theoleyre Soprano
Noémie Lenhof Viola da gamba
Nicolas Wattinne Theorbo, baroque guitar
Guillaume Haldenwang Harpsichord
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