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Profeti della Quinta

Profeti della Quinta

Focusing on repertoire from the 16th and early 17th centuries, the vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta aims to create vivid and expressive performances for audiences today. In particular, this is achieved through addressing the music performance practices of the period.



Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
The seventh volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series. 

AKP 459  

Salomone Rossi - Il Mantovano Hebreo
Salomone Rossi - Il Mantovano Hebreo
Profeti della Quinta makes its Linn debut with a unique programme by Salomone Rossi (c.1570-c.1630). 

CKD 429  

Ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem, and is based in Basel, Switzerland, where its members undertook further studies of early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The ensemble collaborates regularly with colleagues from Switzerland, Japan and Australia, sharing with them similar musical ideas.

Profeti della Quinta have been active in performing and researching hitherto neglected repertoire, such as Emilio de' Cavalieri's Lamentations (1600) and Salomone Rossi's Hashirim asher li'Shlomo (1623), the first publication of polyphony in Hebrew, which they also recorded to critical acclaim. In July 2011 the ensemble won the York Early music young artists competition, and ever since it performs regularly in prestigious music festivals and venues such as the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht (the Netherlands), St. Michel en Thierarche baroque music Festival (France), Musikfestpiele Potsdam (Germany) and many more. Highlights of 2014 include debuts in the USA and in Japan, as well as concerts in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands.

The ensemble has recorded a number of CDs for PAN Classics and Linn Records, including music by Salomone Rossi as well as compositions by Elam Rotem. In 2012 Profeti della Quinta took part in a documentary film about Salomone Rossi, flimed in his hometown of Mantua. Numerous concerts by the ensemble were broadcast live or recorded by classical radio channels such as BBC3 (United Kingdom), France Musique, Switzerland DRS2, Israel's Voice of Music and many more.
For further information - quintaprofeti.com/concerts.htm
Profeti della Quinta named a 'hidden gem'
23 December 2013
Praise for this 'expertly performed collection'
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Opera Lounge
'...pure, clear and beautiful sound...'
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Choir & Organ
4 Stars
'...lovingly rendered, textured performances.'
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Early Music Today
5 Stars
'...marvellously performed.'
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Gramophone
'...a secure sense of direction and a feel for the music...'
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MusicWeb International
'...refreshing and retrospective...'
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International Record Review
'Profeti della Quinta produces a delightful and remarkably flexible sound, clearly committed and devoted to this music.'
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ProgramZeitung
'...exemplary, subtle and stylish.'
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American Record Guide
'...the five male singers in the Profeti della Quinta ensemble...interpret the psalm-settings with particular expertise.'
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MDR
'...extraordinary...'


Early Music Review
'impressive...as are the performers'
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LA Times
Live: '...graciously sophisticated yet subtly mischievous...'
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Bachtrack
5 Stars
Live Review: '...a cappella vocal lines of penetrating and entwined suppleness...'
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New York Classical Review
Live Review: '...without the slightest vocal blemish.'
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New York Arts
'...astonishing quality...technical and expressive...with a good measure of showmanship and humor.'
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AllMusic.com
'...especially accomplished...'
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Toccata alte musik aktuell
'...performed with extreme delicacy...Again and again, one finds oneself in a new world of emotions.'
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Examiner.com
'If this is a representative sample (and there is no reason to believe it is not), then one can appreciate why Rossi was so admired by the Gonzaga Court.'
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Profeti della Quinta
'This expertly performed collection deserves recognition as a hidden gem.'
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Mono and Stereo High-End Magazine
'...many-faceted talents...'
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19 July 2015 to 19 July 2015
Europe
Sastamala Gregoriana, Finland
Song of Songs by Elam Rotem

24 July 2015 to 24 July 2015
Europe
Bargemon, Église Saint-Etienne, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas, France Europe
IL MANTOVANO HEBREO

26 July 2015 to 19 July 2015
Europe
Emmauskirche Bremen-Gröpelingen, Gröpelinger Barock, Bremen, Germany
LAMENTO D’ARIANNA

09 August 2015 to 09 August 2015
Europe
Seminarkirche, Augustinerstr. 34 Mainz Klassik, Mainz, Germany Europe
LAMENTO D’ARIANNA

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015
Europe
Royaumont Abbey, 95270 Asnières-sur-Oise France Europe
LES DOULOUREUSES JOIES DU MADRIGAL