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Teatro D'amore - Monteverdi: Zefiro Torna, Etc / Christina Pluhar, L'arpeggiata


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 36140   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe JarousskyNuria RialJoao FernandesJan van Elsacker,   ... 
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bright and inventive, the early-music vocal and instrumental group l’Arpeggiata—steered by intrepid theorbist and baroque harpist Christina Pluhar—takes us on an unapologetically idiosyncratic journey through Monteverdi. The Renaissance composer’s avant-garde tendencies are by turns revealed and exploited, most aggressively in the jazzy basso continuo cum walking bass of Ohimè ch’io cado and the swing treatment of the celebrated Chiome d’oro, but also, more subtly, in the gentle rubato of Pur ti miro, the light syncopation of Damigella tutta bella, and the adult-contemporary/Buena Vista Social Club–infused ostinato of Amor. Even seemingly familiar Renaissance fare (Sinfonie & Moresca) Read more receives a late infusion of slightly alien percussion. But the goal ultimately is not cheap fusion nor a cynical popularization of the already accessible, but a rather pleasing reminder that while musical innovation spans centuries, genius grooves from Monteverdi and Mingus may share more than is readily apparent.

-- Ben Finane, Listen [5/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo: Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
2.
Madrigals, Book 9: Ohimè ch'io cado, ohimè ch'inciampo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1624; Italy 
3.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
4.
Scherzi musicali, volume 1: Damigella tutta bella by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joao Fernandes (Bass), Nuria Rial (Soprano), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor),
Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Cyril Auvity (Tenor), Nicolas Achten (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1607; Italy 
5.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor), Nicolas Achten (Baritone), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor),
Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
6.
Madrigals, Book 9: Si dolce è'l tormento by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Italy 
7.
L'Orfeo: Sinfonie and Moresca by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
8.
Madrigals, Book 7: Interrotte speranze by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
9.
Madrigals, Book 7: Chiome d'oro, bel thesoro by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Nuria Rial (Soprano), Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
10.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Oblivion soave by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
11.
Madrigals, Book 8: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joao Fernandes (Bass), Nicolas Achten (Baritone), Cyril Auvity (Tenor),
Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Lauren Armishaw (Soprano), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor),
Micheala Riener (Voice)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
12.
Madrigals, Book 7: Tempro la cetra by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
13.
Madrigals, Book 8: Il ballo delle ingrate - Ballo di Pluton by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
14.
Madrigals, Book 7: Con che soavità, labbra odorate by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
15.
Madrigals, Book 8: Vago augelletto by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joao Fernandes (Bass), Nicolas Achten (Baritone), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor),
Lauren Armishaw (Soprano), Jan van Elsacker (Tenor), Cyril Auvity (Tenor),
Zsuzsanna Toth (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
16.
Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti "Ciaccona" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1632; Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

Madrigals, Book 9: Si dolce è'l tormento
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: "Pur ti miro" (Final Duet)
Madrigals, Book 7: Chiome d'oro, bel thesoro

Sound Samples

Toccata
Ohimè, ch'io cado
L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308: Pur ti miro: Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308: Pur ti miro
Damigella tutta bella
Amor (Lamento della Ninfa, Rappresentativo)
Si dolce è l'tormento
Sinfonie & Moresca
Interotte speranze
Chiome d'oro (Canzonetta a due voci Concertata da duoi Violini, Chitarone o Spinetta)
Arnalta (Le Couronnement de Popée)
Hor ch'el ciel e la terra (Prima Parte)
Tempo la cetra
Ballo
Con che soavità (Concertato a una voce e 9 Instrumenti)
Vago augelletto, che cantado vai (a 6 e 7 voci con doi violini e un Contrabasso)
Zefiro torna (Ciaccona)

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