Aria Di Follia • Baroque Ensemble


P4090371 - low resARIA DI FOLLIA is a baroque quartet composed by Paolo Rossetti Murittu (percussions), Theresia Bothe (voice), Luigi Polsini (viol), Simone Colavecchi (baroque guitar, theorbo). These four unique and exceptional musicians are involved in many important projects of the Early Music scene in Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland.
They are specialists also for their multifaceted experiences in the musical field and in their civil and social commitment. Since the first time they met, the group found affinity and cohesion, which provided the ensemble immediately with character and a lively personality. 
The choice of the name represents the richness and variety of contrast, which characterizes the performing style and the repertoire of the group: going from subtle sweetness to intense desperation, embracing the wide emotional spectrum the human genius can set to music. The dynamics range from the pianissimo of a sigh to a forte full of passion or grieve. Agogics move from frantic and precise to the long time period of intense breathing.
Mediterranean dialogue in Baroque
This program is focussing in Italian, Sefardi and France Baroque repertoires and have finality to give accent in  the  influences between the different style and approach of Baroque repertoires  in the Mediterraneo area. 

Follia d’amore
Italian Popular Baroque Repertoire









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Aria Di Follia

Passauer Neue Nachrichten, April 4th 2017

Grand finale of “Passauer Saiten”
“A fire of joy of life and sensuality!


Debut recording of ‘Aria di follia’: yo soy la locura

Theresia Bothe, voice
Simone Colavecchi, baroque guitar & theorbao
Luigi Polsini, viola da gamba
Paolo Rossetti Murittu, percussion


Recording date: February 2017

Henri de Bailly (1590–1637)
Yo soy la locura
Juan Arañés (?–1649)
El sarao de la chacona
Giovanni Stefani (ca. 1618–?)
L’amante felice
Juan Hidalgo (1614–1685)
Esperar, sentir, morir
Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Quel sguardo sdegnosetto
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
Se l’aura spira
Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665)
Foll’è ben chi si crede
Foriano Pico (XVII c.)
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Così mi disprezzate
Giulio Caccini (1551–1618)
Dolcissimo sospiro
Andrea Falconieri (1585–1656)
La suave melodia
Girolamo Kapsberger (1580–1651)
Ite sospiri miei
Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677)
Che si può fare
Giulio Caccini
Dalla porta d’oriente
Anonimo sefardita (XV c.)
Por qué llorax blanca niña
Anonimo sefardita (XV c.)
Adio querida



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    18:30Guitar festival

    YO SOY LA LOCURA - Le trame della follia nel primo barocco

    Aria di Follia
    Paolo Rossetti Murittu, percussion
    Theresia Bothe, voice
    Luigi Polsini, viol
    Simone Colavecchi, baroque guitar, theorbo