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Francesca Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Bernardi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Alessandro Piccinini, Biagio Marini, Alessandro Grandi, Tarquinio Merula, Sigismondo d'India, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Bonifatio Gratiani

Tone Wik

Formosa Mea

  • Type CD
  • Label Lawo Classics
  • UPC 7090020181219
  • Catalog number LWC 1109
  • Release date 04 November 2016
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About the album

Formosa mea (My beauty), an expression taken from Song of Solomon, recurs as a theme in a number of the songs on Tone Wik's new album. The sensual texts are an homage to the Virgin Mary. Her chaste, unattainable beauty is the focus of adoration, lending a quality of innocence to the erotic content of the texts. The music is from a period when the church was in the process of accepting the musical influence of street music and folk theatre, which changed the style of church music. 'Formosa mea' features two seldon-performed Christmas cantatas, written by the female composer Franscesca Caccini and her colleague, Bonifatio Gratiani. Soprano Tone Wike has specialized for years in music of the BAroque period. She is in frequent demand as soloist and performs regularly with early music musicians and ensembles.

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