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Monteverdi: Operas / Garrido, Ensemble Elyma

Release Date: 01/20/2017 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24328   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Antonio AbeteGloria BanditelliMaria Cristina KiehrAdriana Fernández,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma EnsembleCoro Antonio Il Verso ChoirLes Sacqueboutiers De Toulouse,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the end of the 1990s, the recordings of Gabriel Garrido represented an important landmark in the interpretation of Monteverdian opera. What attracted one’s attention straightaway in his versions were the brilliance and the hedonism of the actual recording itself. Following the precepts noted by the theorist Agostino Agazzari (a contemporary of Monteverdi) concerning continuo realization, Garrido involved not only the typical instruments which can play contrapuntally (keyboard, organ, archlute, harp, etc) but those with melodic capabilities as well. The resulting sound was opulent but never ornamental; and from it the dramatic rhythm flowed in a series of subtle ways. Reinforcing the instrumental complement was never done to the detriment Read more of vocal concerns, which continued to have a leading role. It was precisely with the voices where Garrido set himself apart from his predecessors. By deciding to surround himself with Latin voices (Italian, French, Spanish, Argentinian…) he endowed his Monteverdi with warm, rounded and sensual vocal colours. Any number of the individual vocal performances recorded here continue to represent interpretative touchstones: the Messaggera and Penelope of Gloria Banditelli, the Proserpina of Roberta Invernizzi, the Telemaco of Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, the Caronte of Antonio Abete, the Ulisse of Furio Zanasi and the Melanto of Guillemette Laurens stand out among many. Interpretatively distant not just from the contrasting theatricality offered by Harnoncourt and Jacobs but also the restrained seriousness of the British ensembles, the Monteverdian readings of Garrido are possessed of a sound which manages to be spectacular and yet private, considered yet visceral. Read less

Works on This Recording

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Antonio Abete (Bass), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano),
Adriana Fernández (Soprano), Victor Torres (Baritone), Furio Zanasi (Baritone),
Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Furio Zanasi (Baritone), Adriana Fernández (Soprano), Martin Oro (Countertenor),
Fabian Schofrin (Counter Tenor), Emanuela Galli (Soprano), Iván García (Bass),
Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Guillemette Laurens (Soprano), Flavio Oliver (Voice),
Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Adriana Fernández (Soprano), Guillemette Laurens (Soprano), Fabian Schofrin (Counter Tenor),
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Furio Zanasi (Baritone),
Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Gian Paolo Fagotto (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 
Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble,  Coro Antonio Il Verso Choir,  Les Sacqueboutiers De Toulouse  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Madrigals, Book 8: Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Mario Cecchetti (Tenor), Alicia Borges (Mezzo Soprano), Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano),
Furio Zanasi (Baritone), Giovanni Caccamo (Tenor), Adriana Fernández (Soprano),
Daniele Carnovich (Bass)
Conductor:  Gabriel Garrido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Italy 

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