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Monteverdi: Madrigali Erotici / Rooley, Consort Of Musicke


Release Date: 11/13/2007 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 001011302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Jan SpencerJakob LindbergDavid RoblouJohn Toll,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The singers provide a sequence of committed and convincing performances, with Paul Elliott and Andrew King turning in a notably virtuosic and breathtaking account of Mentre vaga Angioletta.

The eye-catching title of this record, underlined by a carefully-selected moment from Titian's famous painting of Venus and the Luteplayer on the cover of the accompanying booklet, should not obscure the fact that most of these pieces are taken from Monteverdi's path-breaking Seventh Book of Madrigals. Its title, Concerto, indicates that its contents require instrumental accompaniment, and most of them are written for only two, three of four solo voices with continuo. There is, then plenty of textural variety in this
Read more selection, and plenty of musical variety too from the single ingenuity of the canzonetta Chiome d'oro to the rather learned Venetian manner of the opening piece, Con che soavita. The singers provide a sequence of committed and convincing performances, with Paul Elliott and Andrew King turning in a notably virtuosic and breathtaking account of Mentre vaga Angioletta.

The Consort's approach to Monteverdi has changed somewhat in the eight years since this record was first made, but nevertheless no serious Monteverdian should be without it.

– Gramophone [5/1989] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Madrigals, Book 7: Con che soavità, labbra odorate by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Jan Spencer (Bass Viola da gamba), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), David Roblou (Harpsichord),
John Toll (Harpsichord), Alan Wilson (Harpsichord), Alison Crum (Bass Viola da gamba),
Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola da gamba), Emma Kirkby (Soprano),
Ian Gammie (Tenor Viola da gamba), Monica Huggett (Violin), Mark Caudle (Bass Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Madrigals, Book 7: Vorrei baciarti, o Filli by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Richard Wistreich (Baritone), David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone),
Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Madrigals, Book 7: Tempro la cetra by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Paul Elliott (Tenor), Monica Huggett (Violin), Catherine Mackintosh (Violin),
Jan Schlapp (Viola), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola da gamba), Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Madrigals, Book 8: Mentre vaga Angioletta by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Paul Elliott (Tenor), Andrew King (Tenor), Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Madrigals, Book 9: Come dolce hoggi l'auretta spira by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano), Poppy Holden (Soprano),
Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Madrigals, Book 7: Chiome d'oro, bel thesoro by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Monica Huggett (Violin), Emma Kirkby (Soprano),
Judith Nelson (Soprano), Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone), Mark Caudle (Bass Viola da gamba),
Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Madrigals, Book 7: S'el vostro cor, madonna by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Andrew King (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Madrigals, Book 7: Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Judith Nelson (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone),
Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Madrigals, Book 8: Ogni amante è guerrier by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone), Andrew King (Tenor), David Thomas (Tenor),
Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Paul Elliott (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Madrigals, Book 7: Parlo, miser'o taccio? by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano),
David Thomas (Bass), Anthony Rooley (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Venue:  St Barnabas' Church, Finchley, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Con che soavità
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Vorrei baciarti, O Filli
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Tempo la Cetra
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Mentre vaga Angioletta
Eighth Book of Madrigals: Come dolce hoggi l'auretta
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Chiome d'oro
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): S'el vostro cor, Madonna
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Ogni amante è guerrier
Seventh Book of Madrigals (1619): Parlo, misero, o taccio

Customer Reviews

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 Make a date with Monteverdi: Madrigali Erotici  July 14, 2013 By James Spence (Victoria, BC) See All My Reviews "The Consort Of Musicke are outstanding in this recording of some of Monteverdi's lesser known (or less frequently performed) music." Report Abuse
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