Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG50156667

Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine

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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG50156667

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 15th June 2015

Contents

Artists

Nederlands Kamerkoor
Concerto Vocale

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Vespro della beata Vergine

Artists

Nederlands Kamerkoor
Concerto Vocale

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

About

"René Jacobs’ 1995 recording is a sudden return to full-blooded choral singing, supplied by the Netherlands Chamber Choir, robustly buoyed by instrumental doubling. The choir is not the most refined or transparent but Jacobs draws a vibrant and flamboyant performance from them, in which lyrical expression is never forgotten. Interestingly, the vocal lines are largely unadorned but the cornett embellishments are almost balmily florid. There is also a lovely and unhurried “Pulchra es” from Maria Cristina Kiehr and Barbara Borden...John Eliot Gardiner’s explosive second recording takes some beating, and Robert King is eager and spontaneous though less imaginative, but it is René Jacobs’s outgoing and richly doubled performance that perhaps does most both to excite and please the ear." - Lindsay Kemp, Mon 9th February 2015, Gramophone

"...combines brilliance with richness..." BBC Music Magazine

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