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Monteverdi: Madrigali / Agnew, Les Arts Florissants


Release Date: 12/08/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908777  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A noble genre inherited from the Renaissance, the madrigal became with Monteverdi a veritable experimental laboratory. It accompanied the composer throughout his long life, as is demonstrated by this three-disc anthology of his finest madrigali. From Cremona to Venice by way of Mantua, Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants invite us to relive with them this major revolution in musical thought, the heir to a lofty humanism, which found its natural culmination in the nascent Baroque movement of the early seventeenth century. A noble genre inherited from the Renaissance, the madrigal became with Monteverdi a veritable experimental laboratory. It accompanied the composer throughout his long life, as is demonstrated by this three-disc anthology of his finest madrigali. From Cremona to Venice by way of Mantua, Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants invite us to relive with them this major revolution in musical thought, the heir to a lofty humanism, which found its natural culmination in the nascent Baroque movement of the early seventeenth century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Madrigals, Book 1 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1587; Cremona, Italy 
2.
Madrigals, Book 2 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1590; Cremona, Italy 
3.
Madrigals, Book 3 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1592; Mantua, Italy 
4.
Madrigals, Book 4 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
5.
Madrigals, Book 5 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1605; Italy 
6.
Madrigals, Book 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
7.
Madrigals, Book 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
8.
Madrigals, Book 8 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Paul Agnew
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 

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