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Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale / Corboz, Ensemble de Lausanne

Monteverdi
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 256467   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble ChoirLausanne Instrumental Ensemble Choir
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in 1967, these resonantly recorded performances sound slow and massive by modern period-instrument standards, but taken on their own terms they are often quite beautiful. Certainly the music is strong enough to withstand a variety of approaches, and Corboz’s moderate tempos and (relatively) large forces in the choral movements permit some of the more elaborate lines (check out the seven-part Gloria on Disc 1) to register more clearly than they often do nowadays. Some of the soloists, including the young Philippe Huttenlocher, are also excellent. Although this set must remain a supplement to more recent versions (particularly Harmonia Mundi’s), I’d be loath to part with it.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Recorded in 1967, these resonantly recorded performances sound slow and massive by modern period-instrument standards, but taken on their own terms they are often quite beautiful. Certainly the music is strong enough to withstand a variety of approaches, and Corboz’s moderate tempos and (relatively) large forces in the choral movements permit some of the more elaborate lines (check out the seven-part Gloria on Disc 1) to register more clearly than they often do nowadays. Some of the soloists, including the young Philippe Huttenlocher, are also excellent. Although this set must remain a supplement to more recent versions (particularly Harmonia Mundi’s), I’d be loath to part with it.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

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Selva morale e spirituale by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble Choir,  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Eglise Notre-Dame de 

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