Tone Wik

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AN HOMAGE TO BEAUTY “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 CD. 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 seldom-performed Christmas cantatas, written by the female composer Franscesca Caccini and her colleague, Bonifatio Gratiani. Soprano Tone Wik 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. On this CD she appears with a collection of distinguished performers: Vegard Lund (lute), Karolina Radziej (baroque violin), Johan Nicolai Mohn (recorder) and Christian Kjos (organ). “Formosa mea” is Tone Wik’s first release on the LAWO Classics label. Her two earlier solo recordings, “Dolcissimo Sospiro” and “Bellezza Crudel”, have received glowing reviews in the international press.
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1. Maria, Dolce Maria 00:03:12 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Francesca Caccini
Performers Tone Wik | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
2. Jubilet Tota Civitas 00:04:31 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Claudio Monteverdi
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
3. O Dulcissima Dilecta Mea 00:03:12 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Stefano Bernardi
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
4. Canzona Prima 00:03:04 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performers Johan Nicolai Mohn | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
5. Exulta Filia Sion 00:05:17 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Claudio Monteverdi
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
6. Toccata IV 00:01:15 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Alessandro Piccinini
Performers Vegard Lund
Producers Jørn Pedersen
7. A Piè Della Gran Croce 00:02:55 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund
Producers Jørn Pedersen
8. Toccata Decima 00:04:25 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performers Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
9. O Che Nuovo Stupor 00:05:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Francesca Caccini
Performers Tone Wik | Johan Nicolai Mohn | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
10. Toccata VIII 00:01:57 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Alessandro Piccinini
Performers Vegard Lund
Producers Jørn Pedersen
11. Invito All'Allegrezza 00:02:32 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Biagio Marini
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund | Johan Nicolai Mohn | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
12. O Quam Tu Pulchra Es 00:03:13 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Alessandro Grandi
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund
Producers Jørn Pedersen
13. Nigra Sum Sed Formosa 00:04:00 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Tarquinio Merula
Performers Tone Wik | Christian Kjos | Karolina Radziej
Producers Jørn Pedersen
14. Partite Sopra La Monica 00:04:06 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performers Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
15. Torna Il Sereno Zefiro 00:04:00 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Sigismondo d'India
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund
Producers Jørn Pedersen
16. Prelude VI 00:00:37 1.00 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Girolamo Kapsberger
Performers Vegard Lund | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen
17. Gaudia Pastores 00:06:06 1.50 USD
Main artist Tone Wik
Composer Bonifatio Gratiani
Performers Tone Wik | Vegard Lund | Christian Kjos
Producers Jørn Pedersen