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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Alessandrini, Et Al

Release Date: 11/16/2004 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30403   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta InvernizziDaniele CarnovichMonica PiccininiAnna Simboli,   ... 
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

EDITOR’S CHOICE – Gramophone (February 2005)
"BEST BUY” – Classic FM Magazine (December 2004)

"This is a distinctive approach to the 1610 masterpiece, the largest work of music published up to that time...It presents the complete Vespers in published order, including both Magnificats but not the Missa In illo tempore. No extraneous material, such as chant antiphons or works by contemporary composers, is included...Alessandrini uses 12 singers and 18 players, notably omitting a choral component. The Sonata is assigned to a solo soprano...How does it sound? Exquisite, to my ears, a truly satisfying traversal of the score. A difficult movement such as “Duo Seraphim,” which is sometimes handled sloppily, is tossed
Read more off with élan by the three tenors...We have had an embarrassment of riches in this work for many years, apart from the complex choices to be made among different approaches to its realization. At the moment, I’m enormously pleased with everything Alessandrini has done. If you cherish this masterpiece, give it a hearing. It’s one of the truly successful versions." J. F. Weber, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Daniele Carnovich (Bass), Monica Piccinini (Soprano),
Anna Simboli (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Francesco Ghelardini (Countertenor),
Luca Dordolo (Tenor), Vincenzo Di Donato (Tenor), Gianluca Ferrarini (Tenor),
Pietro Spagnoli (Baritone), Furio Zanasi (Baritone), Antonio Abete (Bass)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Language: Latin 

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