Monteverdi Series Vol.2 - Fire and Ashes | Chandos - Chaconne CHAN0749

Monteverdi Series Vol.2 - Fire and Ashes

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Label: Chandos - Chaconne

Cat No: CHAN0749

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th January 2008

Contents

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Concerto, Settimo libro de madrigali (1619)
» Chiome d'oro
» Tirsi e Clori
» Vorrei baciarti, o Fili
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» Rimanti in pace
Madrigals, Book 4: SV75-93
» Si ch'io vorrei morire, SV89
Madrigals, Book 5: SV94-106
» Che dar piu vi poss'io, SV99
» E cosi a poc'a poco, SV105
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» Batto, qui pianse Ergasto, SV115
» Sestina 'Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata', SV111
Madrigals, Book 8: SV146-167 'Madrigals of Love and War'
» Ardo, avvampo
» Ballo delle ingrate: Entrata
» Ballo delle ingrate: Sinfonia
» Ogni amante e guerrier

Artists

I Fagiolini

Conductor

Robert Hollingworth

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Concerto, Settimo libro de madrigali (1619)
» Chiome d'oro
» Tirsi e Clori
» Vorrei baciarti, o Fili
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» Rimanti in pace
Madrigals, Book 4: SV75-93
» Si ch'io vorrei morire, SV89
Madrigals, Book 5: SV94-106
» Che dar piu vi poss'io, SV99
» E cosi a poc'a poco, SV105
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» Batto, qui pianse Ergasto, SV115
» Sestina 'Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata', SV111
Madrigals, Book 8: SV146-167 'Madrigals of Love and War'
» Ardo, avvampo
» Ballo delle ingrate: Entrata
» Ballo delle ingrate: Sinfonia
» Ogni amante e guerrier

Artists

I Fagiolini

Conductor

Robert Hollingworth

About

I Fagiolini has established itself as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the literature of the Italian madrigal.
Volume two continues to juxtapose the full range of Monteverdi's secular chamber works, from a capella madrigals through duets to grander pieces with strings, so that in any single disc the listener can appreciate the full extent of his genius in this genre.
This second volume allows the listener to trace Monteverdi’s evolution from the early Mantuan a cappella madrigals that made his reputation to the late concerted madrigals of the 1630s written for the Viennese court. These styles seem worlds apart, yet both are forged by the same desire, to confront and master the tension between mere art and real life.
Volume one was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice and reviews said “I Fagiolini are most seductive and persuasive in Monteverdi… Frankly you won’t hear madrigals better sung,” (Independent on Sunday) and “This release guarantees both immediate and lasting satisfaction… it belongs in any decent Monteverdi collection,” from American Record Guide.
Robert Hollingworth hopes the recording will “bring certain extraordinary madrigals into the light.” One such piece is ‘Rimanti in pace’, which, as James Weeks also says of the much better known ‘Si ch’ io vorrei morire’, is unlike any other Monteverdi madrigal. Amongst the other works included is the glorious Sestina, taken from Sixth Book, which has its own real-life context: it was written by 1610 at the request of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga, in memory of the young soprano Caterina Martinelli, who had lodged with the Monteverdis and had been about to sing the title role in Monteverdi’s new opera Arianna when she died.
Also represented is the Seventh Book which really consolidates Monteverdi’s new approach to secular vocal expression, an enormously varied collection of solo monodies, duets, continuo madrigals, arias and even a ballo, Tirsi e Clori.
Penguin Guide 4 stars

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