Monteverdi - Vespri Solenni per la Festa di San Marco | Naive OP30557

Monteverdi - Vespri Solenni per la Festa di San Marco


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Label: Naive

Cat No: OP30557

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 25th August 2014



Unanimously recognised as one of the leading interpreters of Monteverdi, Rinaldo Alessandrini's recordings have become benchmark references.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of his orchestra Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini returns to his preferred composer, creating, in the magnificent Basilica of Mantua, an imagined Vespers service for San Marco assembled from various parts of the 'Selva morale e spirituale' and gathering together the sublime Dixit Dominus, Laudate pueri, Magnificat...

In doing so he has found "the expressive logic which is at the heart of the liturgies for which this music was composed". This represents Alessandrini's first volume in a complete recording of the Selva Morale.


1. Responsorium: Deus in adiutorium meum intende / Domine ad adiuvandum me festina [Vespri] | Claudio Monteverdi
2. Antiphona: egregius Christi petrus apostolus
3. Psalmus 109: Dixit Dominus [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
4. Sonata in loco antiphonae: canzon ottava a 8 | Giovanni Gabrieli
5. Antiphona: doctrinam apostolicam evangeliste marco committens
6. Psalmus 110: Confitebor tibi domine [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
7. Motectus in loco antiphonae: christe adoramus te [Bianchi, Libro primo dei mottetti] | Claudio Monteverdi
8. Antiphona: Ad hec disponente dei gratia
9. Psalmus 111: Beatus vir [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
10. Sonata in loco antiphonae: Sonata a 8 [Composizioni armoniche op.3] | Usper
11. Antiphona: Beate sancte marce
12. Psalmus 112: Laudate pueri [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
13. Motectus in loco antiphonae: Cantate domino [Bianchi, Libro primo dei mottetti] | Claudio Monteverdi
14. Antiphona: Sancte evangelista marce
15. Psalmus 116: Laudate dominum [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
16. Sonata in loco antiphonae: Sonata a 6 per violino, cornetto, tre tromboni et liuto tiorbato [Sonate et canzon… Libro sesto] | Buonamente
17. Hymnus: Athleta christi belliger [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi
18. Versus/Responsorium: Pulchra facie et alacri vultu/deprecare, pastor bone
19. Antiphona: Post angelicam allocutionem
20. Magnificat [Selva morale] | Claudio Monteverdi

BONUS DVD: 'L’umano e il suo divino' - Alessandrini conducts Monteverdi, A film by Claudio Rufa

Total timing: CD 79’
DVD: NTSC, Region code 0
44-page colour booklet (FR, EN), sung texts included

Gramophone Award Winner Gramophone Editor's Choice

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