Monteverdi - Night: Stories of Lovers and Warriors | Naive OP30566

Monteverdi - Night: Stories of Lovers and Warriors

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Label: Naive

Cat No: OP30566

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, SV153
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
» Sinfonia
L'Orfeo
» Sinfonia
L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)
» Sinfonia
Madrigals, Book 2: SV40-59
» Ecco mormorar l'onde
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» Vivro fra I miei tormenti
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» A Dio, Florida bella, SV110
Madrigals, Book 7: SV117-145
» Al lume de le stelle, SV138
» Tempro la cetra, SWV117: Sinfonia
Madrigals, Book 8: SV146-167 'Madrigals of Love and War'
» Hor che'l ciel e la terra, SV147a
» Lamento della ninfa, SV163
Scherzi musicali
» Quando l'alba in oriente, SV233

Artists

Concerto Italiano

Conductor

Rinaldo Alessandrini

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, SV153
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
» Sinfonia
L'Orfeo
» Sinfonia
L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)
» Sinfonia
Madrigals, Book 2: SV40-59
» Ecco mormorar l'onde
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» Vivro fra I miei tormenti
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» A Dio, Florida bella, SV110
Madrigals, Book 7: SV117-145
» Al lume de le stelle, SV138
» Tempro la cetra, SWV117: Sinfonia
Madrigals, Book 8: SV146-167 'Madrigals of Love and War'
» Hor che'l ciel e la terra, SV147a
» Lamento della ninfa, SV163
Scherzi musicali
» Quando l'alba in oriente, SV233

Artists

Concerto Italiano

Conductor

Rinaldo Alessandrini

About

“Night. The time when the absence of light reveals hidden and sometimes mysterious aspects of reality. The time when, far from the noise of day, feelings and passions loom larger until they draw the human soul into a myriad of different and conflicting expressions. The privileged time for love, the painful time of tears or regrets... Monteverdi, who always possessed a keen instinct for the theatrical nature of life, was by no means insensible to the myriad meanings of night and the countless possibilities of evocation and suggestion it offers. But night doesn’t belong to him alone: the poets he set to music were equally unable to resist the fascination of the ambiguous contours created by moonlight.” - Rinaldo Alessandrini

2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi, one of the fathers of modern music, who gave a major impulse to expressivity and individuality of expression. Rinaldo Alessandrini’s benchmark recordings of Monteverdi and 17th-century Italian music over the past 35 years have established the Roman conductor, and his ensemble Concerto Italiano, as the leading ambassadors of Monteverdi.

Whilst he has recorded some of these madrigals with Concerto Italiano before, his interpretations continue to evolve and, as ever, he brings an Italianate emphasis to the texts that few ensembles can better in this repertoire. 'Night: Stories of Lovers and Warriors' offers highlights from Monteverdi’s most famous madrigals and instrumental movements including: Lamento della ninfa, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Ho’r che’l ciel e la terra, and sinfonias from Monteverdi’s three operas.

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