NENNA POMPONIO (1556-1618)
Il Primo Libro de’ Madrigali à 4 voci, Napoli, 1613
The preparation and realization of this recording has been a process of continuous discovery, revealing a style of polyphonic writing which is both sophisticated and complete, capable of communicating contrasting sentiments. This process has confirmed the evaluation of the Primo Libro dei Madrigali a 4 voci as a veritable compendium of the compositional techniques of Pomponio Nenna. This collection contains not only a direct correspondence between textual and musical elements, but also an ample and variegated use of those technical devices which this composer from Bari shows to have completely mastered.