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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata vergine / Pichon, Pygmalion


Release Date: 02/14/2020 
Label:  Chateau Versailles (Dvd)   Catalog #: 18  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Zachary WilderEmiliano Gonzalez ToroEva ZaïcikLucile Richardot,   ... 
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first masterpiece of sacred music is undoubtedly the mythical Vespers of Monteverdi, first published in Venice in 1610. Quintessential of the great Italian polychoral style of writing, with its choirs, initially distributed throughout the entire volume of the Basilica San Marco for spectacular effects, the Vespers are here raised to the heavenly spheres by Raphael Pichon: every aspect of the Royal Chapel of Versailles (1710) is being put to use to magnify the music echoing from the Royal Tribune to that of the Great Organ. The Pygmalion choir and orchestra stands flawless, the soloists are overwhelming and the emotional power released by this interpretation set in space and light is stunning: its beauty seems never ending. The choral Read more monumental piece by Monteverdi, which crystallizes the height of the baroque, meets the highest standards defended by Raphaël Pichon. To be more intimate with God than ever before... Read less

Works on This Recording

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Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Zachary Wilder (Tenor), Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Tenor), Eva Zaïcik (Soprano),
Lucile Richardot (Alto), Lea Desandre (Soprano), Olivier Coiffet (Tenor),
Nicolas Brooymans (Bass), Renaud Bres (Bass), Geoffroy Buffière (Bass)
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 

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