Songs of Orpheus
Title:

Songs of Orpheus

Artists:

Karim Sulayman, tenor
Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo’s Fire

Release Date:

6th April 2018

Cat No:

AV2383

Price:

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Summary:

I Love You To Hell And Back. Lebanese-American tenor Karim Sulayman’s neat encapsulation of the Orpheus myth infuses his solo recording debut, Songs of Orpheus. Orpheus, the greatest singer of all time, famously followed his deceased beloved Eurydice to the gates of Hades in an attempt to bring her back to life. He was thwarted by the gods who forbade him to gaze at her during their journey back to earth. He could not resist, and the tale has been told in numerous musical interpretations including those of Monteverdi and his 17th-century compatriots who are represented on this imaginative album, performed with leading baroque interpreters Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire.

Tracklist:

I. I LOVE YOU …
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
1. Si dolce è ‘l tormento [3:35]
from Quarto scherzo
delle ariose vaghezze, 1624 arr. J. Sorrell
2. Vi ricorda o bosch’ ombrosi [2:32]
from L’Orfeo, 1607
3. Rosa del ciel [2:31]
from L’Orfeo
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
4. Dolcissimo sospiro [2:55]
from Le nuove musiche, 1602

II. … TO HELL …
Dario Castello (1590-1658)
5. Sonata No. 2 in D Minor [5:28]
from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro II, 1629 Julie Andrijeski, violin
Monteverdi
6. Tu se’ morta from L’Orfeo [4:04]
Sinfonia
Caccini
7. Funeste piaggie [4:39]
from L’Euridice, 1602, arr. J. Sorrell
Giovanni Paulo Cima (1570 – 1622)
8. Sonata no. 1 in G Minor [4:56]
for Violin & Continuo – Johanna Novom, violin
Monteverdi
9. Qual honor di te sia degno from L’Orfeo [5:00]
Sinfonia

III. … AND BACK
Castello
10. Sonata concertata XV, a Quattro voci [5:04]
Sigismondo D’india (1582-1629)
11. Piangono al pianger mio [4:47]

from Le musiche da cantar solo, Milan 1609
Stefano Landi (1587-1639)
12. Canta la cicaletta [4:37]
from Quinto libro di arie da cantarsi ad una voce, 1637
 arr. J. Sorrell
13. T’amai gran tempo [6:22]
from Secondo libro di arie
da cantarsi ad una voce, 1627 arr. R. Schiffer
Antonio Brunelli (1577-1630)
14. Non havea Febo ancora [2:43]
from Arie, scherzi, canzonette e madrigali a cantare e suonare, 1613
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665)
15. Folle è ben che si crede [3:58]
from Curtio precipitato et altri capricii,1638 arr. by J. Sorrell & R. Schiffer
Total Time: 63:21

Recorded August 20-23, 2017, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Recording producer and editor: Erica Brenner
Recording engineer: Ian Dobie
Mixing engineers: Daniel Shores and Ian Dobie
Mastering engineer: Daniel Shores

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