Exquisite Music of Famed Jewish Composer Salamone Rossi.
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, 2020 8 pm | Profeti della Quinta |Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St W.
Considered a uniquely innovative composer in his time, the music of Salamone Rossi, a musician in the court of early 17th-century Mantua’s Gonzaga family, is rarely heard today. This winter, join internationally-recognized champions of Rossi’s music and guest vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta for an evening of his madrigals and Hebrew prayers for five male voices, theorbo, and harpsichord. Come experience the tonal beauty and authentic performance practice critics around the globe have declared “truly magnificent”.
Ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem, and is based in Basel, Switzerland, where its members undertook further studies of early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Focusing on repertoire from the 16th and early 17th centuries, the ensemble aims to create vivid and expressive performances for audiences today while, at the same time, considering period performance practices. In 2011 Profeti della Quinta won the York Early Music Young Artists Competition, and has since performed in Europe, Israel, North-America, China and Japan. The ensemble has recorded two CDs with music by Salomone Rossi, and is also featured in the documentary film Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi by Joseph Rochlitz, filmed in Mantua, Italy.
|Lamnatséah ‘al hagitít, Psalm 8 – Salomone Rossi (c.1570-1630)|
|Elohím hashivénu, Psalm 80:4, 8, 20 – Rossi|
|Kol dodí hineh-zéh bá, Song of Songs 2: 8-13 – Elam Rotem|
|Siméni chachotám al libécha, Song of Songs 8: 6-7 – Rotem|
|Passacaglia – Girolamo Kapsperger (c.1580-1651)|
|Shir hama’alót, ashréy kol yeré Adonái, Psalm 128 – Rossi|
|Hashkivénu, Evening prayer – Rossi|
|Shechoráh aní venaváh, Song of Songs 1: 5-7 – Rotem|
|Aní yeshenáh velibí er, Song of Songs 5:2-16, 6:1-3 – Rotem|
|Mizmór letodáh, Psalm 100 – Rossi|
|Haleluyáh, Halelí nafshí et Adonái, Psalm 146 – Rossi|
|Al naharót Bavél, Psalm 137 – Rossi|
|Cor mio, deh non languire, Madrigal – Rossi|
|Udite lacrimosi spirti d’Averno, Madrigal – Rossi|
|Rimanti in pace, Madrigal – Rossi|
|Improvisation on Ballo del Granduca – Rotem|
|Messaggier di speranza – Rossi|
|Hinách yafáh ra’yatí, Song of Songs 4:1-7 – Rotem|
|Yitgadal veyitkadash, Kaddish prayer – Rossi|