The Beauty of Monteverdi

Release Date: 4/14/2017
Catalog Number: 4797193
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
A perfect introduction to the composer who more than any other defined the sound of the Italian Baroque. Included are the most important sacred and secular works in performances blessed by a level of artistry and authority only DG can offer. Presented in a handsome 2CD-digipack with new liner notes, this 2CD set offers a generous selection from the Vespers of 1610, the Madrigals and the operas
Works on This Recording
1. L'Orfeo: Prologue. Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Italy
2. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Lauda Jerusalem a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
3. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Duo Seraphim clamabant by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Sandro Naglia (Tenor), Nigel Robson (Tenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor), Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone), Christopher [Lute] Wilson (Chitarrone), David [lute/guitar] Miller (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
4. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nisi Dominus a 10 by Claudio Monteverdi
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
5. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Pulchra es, amica mea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), David [lute/guitar] Miller (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
6. L'Orfeo: Rosa del ciel... Io non diro... Lasciate i monti... Vieni, Imeneo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
7. L'Orfeo: Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
8. L'Orfeo: Dunque fa degni, Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Nigel Robson (Tenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor)
9. L'Orfeo: Qual honor di te fia degno by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), John Tomlinson (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
10. L'Orfeo: Dove, ah, dove ten'vai by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Howard Milner (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Italy
11. L'Orfeo: Moresca by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
12. Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti "Ciaccona" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Andrea Marcon
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1632 ; Italy
13. Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Luca Tittoto (Bass), Jakob Pilgram (Tenor), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Feyfar (Tenor)
Conductor: Andrea Marcon
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1638 ; Italy
14. Io me son giovinetta, SV 86 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
15. Madrigals, Book 7: Parlo, miser'o taccio? by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano), David Thomas (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1619 ; Italy
16. Messa et salmi, concertati, e parte da capella: Laetatus sum, SV 198 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Peter Harvey (Baritone), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Andrew Tusa (Tenor), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Jonathan Best (Bass)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
17. L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
Conductor: Andrea Marcon
Period: Baroque
Written: 1642 ; Venice, Italy
18. Selva morale e spirituale: Laudate pueri by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Angus Smith (Tenor), Jonathan Best (Bass)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1640 ; Italy
19. Selva morale e spirituale: Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius (1v) by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Angus Smith (Tenor)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Written: pub 1640 ;
20. Madrigals, Book 6: Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 5" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
21. Madrigals, Book 9: Non voglio amare by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Ian Partridge (Tenor), Christopher Keyte (Bass), Colin Tilney (Harpsichord), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor: Jürgen Jürgens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
22. Madrigals, Book 9: Come dolce hoggi l'auretta spira by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Judith Nelson (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Poppy Holden (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
23. L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Adagiati, Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1642 ; Venice, Italy
24. L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Sento un certo non so che by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Constanze Backes (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
25. Madrigals, Book 5: Cruda Amarilli by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: John Milne (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Andrew King (Tenor), Richard Wistreich (Bass), Joseph Cornwell (Tenor), Mary Nichols (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1605 ; Mantua, Italy
26. Selva morale e spirituale: Deus qui mundum crimine iacentem by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Charles Pott (Baritone)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players
27. Sì dolce è'l tormento, SV 332 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Pierre Pitzl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Private Musicke
Period: Baroque
28. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nigra sum by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
29. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Mantua, Italy
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