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Gesualdo, Monteverdi: Motets & Madrigals / Gardiner


Release Date: 11/21/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 440032   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carlo GesualdoClaudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van KempenAndrew DavisSimon Carrington
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A sudden joy in the sound of mixed voices, of subtly crafted lines, pleasure and pain intermingled, and all with the special thrill of an inspired director's hand behind the performances, arose out of a reissue in Decca's Serenata series. This is a collection of madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo; the date of recording is 1969; the very discreet organ accompaniment is played by one Andrew Davis; and the Monteverdi Choir is conducted by one John Eliot Gardiner. Could it have been his first recording? Among the first, certainly. And what freshness and beauty there is in the performances, revealing what riches of expressive composition (as of course we know perfectly well in theory, but realize in fact only when performances of such Read more insight and care come before us)."

-- Gramophone [4/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ave, dulcissima Maria by Carlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1603; Venosa, Italy 
2.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 5, O vos omnes by Carlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Simon Carrington (Double Bass), Andrew Davis (Organ), Christopher van Kempen (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
3.
Cantate Domino by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Domine, ne in furore by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1620; Italy 
5.
Madrigals, Book 4: Ecco morirò dunque by Carlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1596; Italy 
6.
Madrigals, Book 5: Dolcissima mia vita by Carlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
7.
Madrigals, Book 6: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo by Carlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
8.
Madrigals, Book 6: Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 5" - Zefiro torna by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
9.
Madrigals, Book 5: Era l'anima mia già presso a l'ultim' hore by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1605; Mantua, Italy 
10.
Madrigals, Book 4: Ohimè, se tanto amate by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
11.
Adoramus te, Christe a 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher van Kempen (Cello), Andrew Davis (Organ), Simon Carrington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1620; Italy 

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