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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Malgoire, Rensburg, Gerstenhaber, Jaroussky


Release Date: 09/27/2005 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 33477   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiMeinrad Schütter
Performer:  Kobie van RensburgDelphine GillotPhilippe JarousskyCyrille Gerstenhaber,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du RoyZurich Casal Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 57 Mins. 

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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. Subtitled in 7 languages. 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. Subtitled in 7 languages. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor), Delphine Gillot (Soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor),
Cyrille Gerstenhaber (Soprano), Bernard Delétré (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
2. String Quartet No 2 by Meinrad Schütter
Performer:  Bernard Delétré (Bass), Cyrille Gerstenhaber (), Delphine Gillot (Soprano),
Estelle Kaïque (Mezzo soprano), Philippe Rabier (Baritone), Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Casal Quartet
Written: 1990, rev 1996 

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