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Il Pastor Fido - Madrigali Amorosi / Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco

Monteverdi / Curtis
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10257  
Composer:  Sigismondo D'IndiaClaudio MonteverdiLuca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The three madrigal cycles based on the same scene (Silvio-Dorinda) from Guarini’s famous tragicomedy “Il pastor fido” show their composers Claudio Monteverdi, Sigismondo d’India, and Luca Marenzio — three of the most important figures of the Italian proto-Baroque — at the height of their respective careers, and reflect also the vivid and dramatic changes undergone by the Renaissance madrigal, bringing it to its spectacular climax of expressive maturity — and its inevitable demise.

Il Complesso Barocco founded in 1992 by Alan Curtis is today one of the leading ensembles for the music of Handel and the Italian baroque. Their first CDs in the 90s – amongst them the legendary recording of Gesualdo’s sixth madrigal book – together
Read more with appearances at major international festivals and concert series quickly had established their reputation for arresting and passionately expressive interpretations rich in fantasy, together with high standards of intonation and stylistic accuracy.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le musiche, book 3: Tutto il di piango by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1618; Italy 
2.
Ottavo libro de madrigali: Se tu, Silvio crudel, mi saettasti? by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1624; Italy 
3.
Ottavo libro de madrigali: Ma se con la pietà by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1624; Italy 
4.
Ottavo libro de madrigali: Ferir quel petto, Silvio by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1624; Italy 
5.
Ottavo libro de madrigali: Dorinda, ah dirò mia by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1624; Italy 
6.
Hor che 'l ciel by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1618; Italy 
7.
Madrigals, Book 8: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
8.
Le musiche: Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
9.
Selva morale e spirituale: Voi ch'ascolatate in rime sparse by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
10.
Le musiche, book 4: Mentre che'l cor by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1621; Italy 
11.
Io viddi in terra by Sigismondo D'India
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1609; Italy 
12.
Se tu, dolce mio ben, mi saettasti by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
13.
Dorinda, ah! dirò mia by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
14.
Anima cruda sì, ma però bella by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
15.
Madrigals, Book 5: Ecco Silvio by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1605; Italy 

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