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The Beauty of Monteverdi


Release Date: 04/14/2017 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4797193  
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher WilsonJakob LindbergNigel RobsonMark Tucker,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot GardinerAndrea MarconAnthony RooleyPaul McCreesh,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirHis Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A perfect introduction to the composer who more than any other defined the sound of the Italian Baroque. Included are the most important sacred and secular works in performances blessed by a level of artistry and authority only DG can offer. Presented in a handsome 2CD-digipack with new liner notes, this 2CD set offers a generous selection from the Vespers of 1610, the Madrigals and the operas A perfect introduction to the composer who more than any other defined the sound of the Italian Baroque. Included are the most important sacred and secular works in performances blessed by a level of artistry and authority only DG can offer. Presented in a handsome 2CD-digipack with new liner notes, this 2CD set offers a generous selection from the Vespers of 1610, the Madrigals and the operas Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo: Prologue. Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Italy 
2.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Lauda Jerusalem a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
3.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Duo Seraphim clamabant by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher Wilson (Chitarrone), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Nigel Robson (Tenor),
Mark Tucker (Tenor), Sandro Naglia (Tenor), David Miller (Chitarrone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
4.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nisi Dominus a 10 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
5.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Pulchra es, amica mea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  David Miller (Chitarrone), Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Ann Monoyios (Soprano),
Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
6.
L'Orfeo: Rosa del ciel... Io non diro... Lasciate i monti... Vieni, Imeneo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
7.
L'Orfeo: Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
8.
L'Orfeo: Dunque fa degni, Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Nigel Robson (Tenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
9.
L'Orfeo: Qual honor di te fia degno by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), John Tomlinson (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
10.
L'Orfeo: Dove, ah, dove ten'vai by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Howard Milner (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Italy 
11.
L'Orfeo: Moresca by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
12.
Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti "Ciaccona" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1632; Italy 
13.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Luca Tittoto (Bass), Jakob Pilgram (Tenor), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Feyfar (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
14.
Io me son giovinetta, SV 86 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
15.
Madrigals, Book 7: Parlo, miser'o taccio? by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano), David Thomas (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
16.
Messa et salmi, concertati, e parte da capella: Laetatus sum, SV 198 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Jonathan Best (Bass), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Baritone),
Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Andrew Tusa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
17.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
18.
Selva morale e spirituale: Laudate pueri by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Angus Smith (Tenor), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Charles Daniels (Tenor),
Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Jonathan Best (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
19.
Selva morale e spirituale: Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius (1v) by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Angus Smith (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Written: pub 1640 
20.
Madrigals, Book 6: Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 5" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
21.
Madrigals, Book 9: Non voglio amare by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christopher Keyte (Bass), Ian Partridge (Tenor), Nigel Rogers (Tenor),
Colin Tilney (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jürgen Jürgens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
22.
Madrigals, Book 9: Come dolce hoggi l'auretta spira by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Poppy Holden (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
23.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Adagiati, Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
24.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Sento un certo non so che by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Constanze Backes (Soprano), Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
25.
Madrigals, Book 5: Cruda Amarilli by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  John Milne (Bass), Joseph Cornwell (Tenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Mary Nichols (Alto), Richard Wistreich (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1605; Mantua, Italy 
26.
Selva morale e spirituale: Deus qui mundum crimine iacentem by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Charles Pott (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
27.
Sě dolce č'l tormento, SV 332 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Pitzl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Private Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
28.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nigra sum by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
29.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 

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 Montiverdi novice May 27, 2017 By Frank G. See All My Reviews "I bought this album as I know little about Montverdi and thought this would be a good introduction. I am hooked. It is mesmeric. I tried to play it as background music for working on a programming project but I find it drags me away from what I am doing in order to listen more carefully. The sound quality is excellent which is especially important to feel the intimacy of Baroque voice and instrumentation." Report Abuse
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