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Monteverdi: Selva Morale E Spirituale / Cavina, Selva Morale E Spirituale

Monteverdi / Venexiana / Cavina
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 92091  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the completion, a few months back, of their Monteverdi Edition – which gathers together the entirety of the madrigal output by Claudio Monteverdi – La Venexiana now issues three discs recorded live at the 2005 Semana de Música Religiosa Festival in Cuenca: the ensemble’s founder members (such as Rossana Bertini, Giuseppe Maletto, Sandro Naglia and Daniele Carnovich) are to be heard in the company of a select group of instrumentalists and singers, all of them under the direction of Claudio Cavina, for a memorable journey through the pieces contained within the Selva Morale e Spirituale.

Rather than following the order of the printed edition, La Venexiana has preferred here to arrange the sequence of pieces into
Read more three substantial liturgical settings, each one equipped with its own self-governing character. The first two discs contain one office of Vespers each, taking advantage of the fact that Monteverdi provided double (and sometimes even triple) versions of the Dixit Dominus, Confitebor, Beatus vir, Laudate pueri, Laudate Dominum, Magnificat and Salve Regina. The programme for the third disc has essentially been created around the Messa a 4 and includes other free-standing mass sections. The effect is of constructing a grand missa solemnis that perhaps might have been heard on November 21, 1631 in Saint Mark’s to celebrate the cessation of the plague epidemic in Venice.
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Works on This Recording

Selva morale e spirituale by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
Missa de capella a 6 "In illo tempore" by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 

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