Bertali - La Maddalena | Ricercar RIC367

Bertali - La Maddalena

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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC367

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 18th March 2016

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Through the combination of sacred and profane that she embodies, the profoundly human personality of Mary Magdalene greatly inspired artists of the Baroque era, whether painters, poets or composers. It was in the sphere of influence of Italian oratorios, highly prized at the court of Vienna, that Antonio Bertali devoted a most moving sepolcro to her in 1663, a genre traditionally played during Holy Week. In 1617, in Mantua, it was in the form of theatrical interludes that she was honoured by court composers such as Salomone Rossi, Muzio Effrem and Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the prologue for this other Maddalena.

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