Monteverdi - The Selva morale e spirituale Collection | Coro COR16156

Monteverdi - The Selva morale e spirituale Collection

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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16156

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

The Sixteen

Conductor

Harry Christophers

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Selva morale e spirituale

Artists

The Sixteen

Conductor

Harry Christophers

About

Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque composers. He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church with his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and with his daring harmonies and rhythms. Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spirituale of 1641 is his most significant and virtuosic collection of sacred music.

This boxed set, released to celebrate Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, includes all three volumes of The Sixteen’s celebrated recordings of the anthology.

“These are some of the most spirited and individual performances of this repertory available.” - BBC Music Magazine

“There are subtleties and shades in the overall ensemble’s interactions, but there is no shortage of splendour unleashed in the magnificent passages of the virtuosic eight-part Dixit Dominus.” - Gramophone

“The longest work on the disc, a superbly varied seven-part Gloria accompanied by two violins as well as continuo.” - The Guardian

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