Zacara da Teramo - Enigma Fortuna: Complete Works | Alpha ALPHA640

Zacara da Teramo - Enigma Fortuna: Complete Works

£35.10

In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA640

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th August 2021

Contents

About

In this recording entitled Enigma Fortuna, the ensemble La Fonte Musica, directed by Michele Pasotti, aims to shed light on the mysterious and eccentric personality of Antonio Zacara da Teramo (1355-1416). A contemporary of Boccaccio, Donatello and Brunelleschi, this composer from the Abruzzi region could almost be likened to a sort of musical Hieronymus Bosch, for the texts he set to music conjure up a ‘topsy-turvy universe’ where the obscene, the imaginary and the grotesque go hand-in-hand. In his ballata Amor ne tossa he writes ‘Let him understand me who can, for I understand myself’, foreshadowing the proud egotism of the Romantic artists who were to come 400 years after him. With this four-CD set presenting the world premiere of Zacara’s complete works, La Fonte Musica offers us an initial approach to understanding his music. And thereby, through the timeless character of art, to understanding a so-called ‘renascent’ era that seems as ‘topsy-turvy’ as our own.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here