Cortellini: Complete Masses
Malachin, Monica; Coro da camera di Bologna; Vocalia Consort; Pineider, Stefania; Studium Canticum; Marchetti, Mauro; Berrini, Marco; Super Partes Vocal Ensemble; Gentilini, Cristian; Coro Polifonico Sant'Antonio Abate; Scattolin, Pier Paolo; Leonzi, Carmine; Coro Città di Roma; Coro da Camera Eclectica di Bologna; Cappella musicale arcivescovile della Basilica di San Petronio; Coro Polifonico Histonium; Tullio, Luigi Di; Vannelli, Michele; Coro da Camera Euridice
The grandeur of the Italian Renaissance polyphonic school does not need an introduction, but this release forcuses on the work of a very little known and performed composer from Bologna: Camillo Cortellini. The complete collection of his masses gives listeners a correct understanding of the historical reassessment of the Bologna music school (as compared to the celevrated Roman or Venetian schools). The "Messa Bolognese" by Cortellini will in fact, be an important link between the late Renaissance and the Baroque. The edition of this album was made possible thanks to the participation of Bolognese choirs and other highly qualified Italian choirs that completed this huge work with great variety of organic sound.