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Monteverdi: L'orfeo / Malgoire, Van Rensburg, Et Al


Release Date: 06/28/2005 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 477/1-2   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe JarousskyKobie van RensburgRenaud DelaiguesBernard Delétré,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In some respects, Monteverdi’s Orfeo (1607) is to the history of Italian opera what Dante’s Divine Comedy is to the history of Italian literature: a masterpiece that stands at the very beginning of the journey. With Orfeo and the operas that followed it, Monteverdi had the substantial merit of immediately demonstrating the infinite possibilities of this new genre, which would leave an imprint on three centuries of European culture. In the present edition the French conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire is at the head of a cast of Baroque opera specialists. In some respects, Monteverdi’s Orfeo (1607) is to the history of Italian opera what Dante’s Divine Comedy is to the history of Italian literature: a masterpiece that stands at the very beginning of the journey. With Orfeo and the operas that followed it, Monteverdi had the substantial merit of immediately demonstrating the infinite possibilities of this new genre, which would leave an imprint on three centuries of European culture. In the present edition the French conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire is at the head of a cast of Baroque opera specialists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor), Renaud Delaigues (Bass),
Bernard Delétré (Bass), Delphine Gillot (Soprano), Cyrille Gerstenhaber (Soprano),
Philippe Rabier (Baritone), Estelle Kaďque (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/2004 
Venue:  Live  Municipal Theater, Tourcoing, France 
Length: 106 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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