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Monteverdi: Ottavo Libro Dei Madrigali / Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano


Release Date: 09/09/1997 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30187   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Francesca VicariLorenzo ColittoVittorio GhielmiTiziano Bagnati
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording received the 1998 Gramophone magazine award for "Best Baroque Vocal Recording" and the 1999 Cannes Classical Awards for "Record of the Year" and "Best Song/Vocal Recitals - pre-1800."
The madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi represent a high-water mark of the early baroque and, indeed, the history of vocal music. His eighth and last book, subtitled 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' (Madrigals of War and Love) is comprised of works written over a twenty-year span. They represent a summation of his expressive powers in the genre with special emphasis on the rhythmically active "stile concitato" (agitated style) which Monteverdi used to represent dramatic conflict. Suffice it to say that by 1638, his ability to depict the
Read more amorous in music was no longer in doubt, but to change moods within a single piece, to shift suddenly from repose to anger and back - this was revolutionary.
Concerto Italiano is embarked on a cycle of all the madrigals and it is proving to be one of the great recording projects of our time. Oddly enough, it is the first effort of its kind by an Italian group in these works where the play of language is vital. Roberto Alessandrini's singers bring out the light and shade of these miniature dramas like no others, and they sing exquisitely, too. This is a magnificent disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sinfonia by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Francesca Vicari (Violin), Lorenzo Colitto (Violin), Vittorio Ghielmi (Bass Viola da gamba),
Tiziano Bagnati (Archlute)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Madrigals, Book 8: Altri canti d'amor by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Madrigals, Book 8: Vago augelletto by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Madrigals, Book 8: Perchè t'en fuggi, O Fillide? by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Madrigals, Book 8: Altri canti di Marte by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Villa Medici, Briosco, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Madrigals, Book 8: Ogni amante è guerrier by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8. Madrigals, Book 8: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9. Madrigals, Book 8: Gira il nemico insidioso amore by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10. Madrigals, Book 8: Dolcissimo uscignolo by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11. Madrigals, Book 8: Ardo, avvampo, mi struggo by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sinfonia
Altri canti d'Amor, tenero arciero
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali, libro ottavo), SV 146-167, "Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi"*: 1a parte - Non havea Febo ancora
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali, libro ottavo), SV 146-167, "Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi"*: 2a parte - Amor, dicea, e'l pie - 3a parte - Si tra sdegnosi pianti
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali, libro ottavo), "Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi": Vago augelletto che cantando vai
Perche te'n fuggi, o Fillide?
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali, libro ottavo), "Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi": Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera, SV 155: 1a parte - Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali, libro ottavo), "Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi": Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera, SV 155: 2a parte - Duo belli occhi fur l'armi, onde traffitta
Ogni amante e guerrier: nel suo gran regno: 1a parte -
Ogni amante e guerrier: nel suo gran regno: 2a parte - Io che nell'otio nacqui e d'otio vissi
Ogni amante e guerrier: nel suo gran regno: 3a parte - Ma per qual ampio Egeo spieghi le vele
Ogni amante e guerrier: nel suo gran regno: 4a parte - Riedi, ch'al nostro ardor, ch'al nostro canto
Hor che'l' ciel e la terra e'l vento tace: 1a parte -
Hor che'l' ciel e la terra e'l vento tace: 2a parte - Cosi sol d'una chiara fonte viva
Gira il nemico insidioso Amore
Dolcissimo uscignolo
Ardo, avvampo, mi struggo, ardo: accorrete

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