O Felice Morire - Joel Frederiksen (basso Profundo
Label: harmonia mundi
Joel Frederiksen Ensemble Phoenix Munich
Caccini was one of the principal creators of the stile recitativo which, at the very end of the Renaissance, led to a meteoric ascent in popularity of the solo voice. The decoration of the arias in his Nuove Musiche is never gratuitous, but always at the service of the passions of the soul, the affetti. The whole art of this style consists in maintaining a sort of expressive nonchalance or sprezzatura, characterised by elegance and lightness. With his meticulous interpretative approach and remarkable deep bass voice, Joel Frederiksen breathes new life into the theatricality of the nascent Baroque.