Laudate!

Johannette Zomer, Tulipa Consort

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Several years ago I founded my own ensemble, the Tulipa Consort. As a singer I have the privilege of performing with countless conductors, orchestras and choirs at the most beautiful and unique venues in the world. It gives me great delight to sing, but so often in the run-up to the concerts compromises have to be made between the performers (especially between conductor and singer) so that they can agree on the approach, and this is often no easy task. Working with my own ensemble has given me artistic freedom from the very beginning, for by selecting my own repertoire and musicians I feel entirely at home in the music, which greatly benefits the performance. For the first CD by the Tulipa Consort I have chosen sacred music by Antonio Vivaldi. The idea occured to me several years ago when I sang his Laudate Pueri in Montreal with the cellist Jaap ter Linden. I was moved and impressed by the diversity of this work. Vivaldi is too often associated only with the Four Seasons and the Gloria, while there is so much more. This soon became apparent when I began to compile a programme around Laudate pueri: the somewhat slower pieces in particular, such as the second movement of Laudate pueri, ‘Sit nomen Domine’ and the second aria from RV 631 ‘Rosa quae moritur’, proved to possess great depth and beauty. And we simply had to include the lively ‘Ascende Laeta’, which bubbles and foams with joy. I hope you will enjoy listening to this repertoire just as much as we, the Tulipa Consort, have enjoyed performing it.   Johannette Zomer

Tracklist

1.
Sinfonia in D major RV 125 - Allegro
01:30
2.
Sinfonia in D major RV 125 - Adagio
03:40
3.
Sinfonia in D major RV 125 - Allegro
01:30
4.
Ascende laeta (Introduzione al Dixit) RV 635 - Allegro
04:13
5.
Ascende laeta (Introduzione al Dixit) RV 635 - Recitativo
00:44
6.
Ascende laeta (Introduzione al Dixit) RV 635- Presto
03:28
7.
from Juditha Triumphans RV 644 - Vivat in pace
03:46
8.
from Juditha Triumphans RV 644 - Transit aetas
04:17
9.
O qui coeli terraeque serenitas RV 631 - Allegro
04:24
10.
O qui coeli terraeque serenitas RV 631 - Recitativo
00:30
11.
O qui coeli terraeque serenitas RV 631 - Largo
06:58
12.
O qui coeli terraeque serenitas RV 631 - Allegro
01:38
13.
from Juditha Triumphans RV 644 - Umbrae carae
05:33
14.
Sinfonia Al Santo Sepolcro RV 169 - Adagio Molto
02:07
15.
Sinfonia Al Santo Sepolcro RV 169 - Allegro ma poco
01:39
16.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Allegro
02:04
17.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Largo
03:34
18.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Allegro
01:51
19.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Andante
03:21
20.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Largo
02:40
21.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Presto
01:47
22.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Allegro
01:53
23.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Largo
04:00
24.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Allegro
01:40
25.
Laudate pueri in C minor RV 600 - Allegro
01:45

Total time: 01:10:32

Additional information

Label

SKU

38216

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Artists

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Composers

Genres

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Cables

van der Hul

Digital Converters

Grimm DSD AD

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

Grimm LS1

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks, Annemiek Dirkzwagger

Recording location

Waalse Church Amsterdam, Holland

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date April 29, 2016

Press reviews

Klassik.com

Zomer verfügt über eine klare, beinahe etwas zarte, auch noch in den Koloraturen mühelos flexible, leichte und ganz natürliche Stimme. Sie bewährt sich besonders in den Stücken, die Frieden und Idylle ausstrahlen.

Klassieke Zaken

(…) de Emma Kirby van de lage landen (…) Samenvattend: Vivaldi is altijd opwindend en Johannette Zomer zingt altijd ademstokkend mooi. (…)

OperaNederland – CD of the Month 5 out of 5

Bij Johannette Zomer is emotie en esthetiek gegarandeerd.

Audio Review

(…) Needless to say Zomer sings in a suitably authentic manner, eschewing such expressive devices as variable vibrato and unbroken legato phrasing.

NRC

(…) Zomers vroeger extreem strakke geluid is gerijpt, de interpretaties zijn prettig en liefdevol.

Luister 9

Ensemble en solist zijn goed in balans, dat is zeker ook een verdienste van de opname techniek – levendig en direct. (…) Dit is een Vivaldi voor luisteraars bij wie oprechte vreugde en dankbaarheid de juiste snaar raken. (…)

Noordhollands Dagblad

(…) De sopraan heeft lekker ‘natuurlijk’, nooit te veel spektakel, maar accent op samenspel met orkest en het vertellen van inhoud. (…)

Opusklassiek

(…) Vivaldi op zijn best, dankzij de gloedvolle sopraan Johannette Zomer (…) zeer fraaie strijkersklank (…) Zomer dringt door tot het wezen van de muziek en daardoor weet ze te ontroeren. (…) Een formidabele cd.

Tijdschrift Oude Muziek

Johannette Zomers interpretaties zijn een combinatie van vocale schoonheid en een expressieve tekstbehandeling en het Tulipa Consort begeleidt haar op hetzelfde niveau. (…) Ook solistisch is hun niveau hoog: in Sinfonia Al Santo Sepolcro wordt de melancholieke sfeer perfect getroffen.

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