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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Gardiner


Release Date: 10/12/1990 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 429565   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Alastair MilesNigel RobsonSandro NagliaBryn Terfel,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirHis Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

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Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Nigel Robson (Tenor), Sandro Naglia (Tenor),
Bryn Terfel (Bass), Mark Tucker (Tenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Ann Monoyios (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Live  St Mark's Basilica, Venice 
Length: 105 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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 Sexy Sacred Music November 28, 2011 By Christian Withers (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "Possibly the most gorgeous recording of sacred music ever! This piece synthesizes Renaissance polyphony with Baroque basso-continuo style for a sound that is somehow simultaneously spiritual and sensual. There is also a DVD of this same performance, and the video element is also very important: you will see beautiful interior shots of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. But more importantly, you will view the performers moving around and forming different small groups and larger ensembles for each number, from solos, duos and trios to the full choir & orchestra (tutti). Even the placement of the groups within the space is important, and the video helped me understand the structure of the work more fully. This attention to historical detail is why, despite other excellent recordings, this one still deserves to be first choice." Report Abuse
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