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Monteverdi: 3 Operas / Harnoncourt

Monteverdi
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 631482   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Kurt EquiluzNigel RogersGünther TheuringJacques Villisech,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus MusicusMunich Capella AntiquaVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set does not contain librettos.

From 1968 to 1974, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a major pioneer of historical performance practice, rediscovered the work of Claudio Monteverdi, resulting in three studio recordings of his operas. These highly esteemed recordings are now re-released in a 9-CD box set together with Harnoncourt’s Monteverdi album with the legendary Cathy Berberian that has been unavailable for many years. This complete edition of Monteverdi’s dramatic works are still regarded as milestone productions.

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"Years before collaborating with the director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle on landmark productions of the three Monteverdi operas, the conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, an early-music
Read more pioneer, made influential recordings of the works between 1968 and 1974 with the forces of Concentus Musicus Wien and exceptional casts. They have been remastered for this handy and affordable set." – Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Günther Theuring (Tenor),
Jacques Villisech (Bass), Nikolaus Simkowsky (Bass), Max van Egmond (Bass),
Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano), Eiko Katanosaka (Soprano), Rotraud Hansmann (Soprano),
Lajos Kozma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Munich Capella Antiqua
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Length: 107 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Paul Esswood (Countertenor), Margaret Baker-Genovesi (Mezzo Soprano), Murray Dickie (Tenor),
Max van Egmond (Bass), Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Sven-Olof Eliasson (Tenor),
Keith Wyatt (Tenor), Norma Lerer (Mezzo Soprano), Rotraud Hansmann (Soprano),
Kurt Equiluz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Giancarlo Luccardi (Bass), Carlo Gaifa (Tenor), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor),
Enrico Fissore (Baritone), Jane Gartner (Soprano), Helen Donath (Soprano),
Rotraud Hansmann (Soprano), Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Esswood (Countertenor),
Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Language: Italian 
4.
Madrigals, Book 7: Se i languidi miei "Lettera amorosa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Madrigals, Book 7: Con che soavità, labbra odorate by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
L'Orfeo: Mira, deh mira, Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano), Lajos Kozma (Tenor), Nigel Rogers (Tenor),
Günther Theuring (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Disprezzata Regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Tu che dagli avi miei by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Act 3, Scene 7 "Addio Roma" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Minetto (Alto), Paul Esswood (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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