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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:  Marinella PennicchiMichael ChanceMark TuckerBryn 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 49 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor),
Bryn Terfel (Bass), Sandro Naglia (Tenor), Nigel Robson (Tenor),
Alastair Miles (Bass), 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: 89 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor),
Nigel Robson (Tenor), Sandro Naglia (Tenor), Ann Monoyios (Soprano),
Bryn Terfel (Bass), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  London Oratory Junior Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Live  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Vespro della Beata Vergine: Domine ad adiuvandum a 6
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Dixit Dominus a 6
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nigra sum a 1
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Laudate, pueri Dominum a 8
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Pulchra es a 2
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Laetatus sum a 6
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Duo seraphim a 3
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nisi Dominus a 10
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Audi coelum a 8
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Lauda Jerusalem a 7
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Sonata sopra Sancta Maria a 1
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Ave maris stella a 8
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat I a 7
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat II a 6

Customer Reviews

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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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