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Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

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LondonBritten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk
Byrd, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Stravinsky, Nancarrow, Milhaud, Gershwin
Britten Sinfonia; Jeremy Denk

BudapestMonteverdi: Orfeo

© Marco Borggreve
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (Orpheus), SV318
L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar

ZürichDelphine Galou & Accademia Bizantina

© Caroline Doutre
Gregori, Stradella, Corelli, Monteverdi, Porpora, Geminiani, Jommelli, Vivaldi
Accademia Bizantina; Delphine Galou; Ottavio Dantone

StockholmRising Stars: Nora Fischer

Rising Stars: Nora Fischer
Peri, Poulenc, Strozzi, Monteverdi, Bartók
Nora Fischer; Mike Fentross; Daniel Kool

LondonRachel Podger & Voces8: Guardian Angel

© Andy Staples
Gibbons, Biber, Dove, Matteis, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Tallis, MacMillan, Gjeilo, Bach, Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Park
Rachel Podger; Voces8
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Monteverdi on a doughnut: Ulysses fails to thrill

The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
A series of ill-advised staging choices leads to a disappointingly drab performance of Monteverdi's Homeric epic.
**111
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
***11
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
****1
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Pinchgut's Poppea: cynical production, glorious music

Jake Arditti (Nero) © Brett Boardman
Pinchgut Opera's L'incoronazione di Poppea is a glorious feast of singing, acting and playing but the production is brutal, taking Monteverdi's vision of corruption in high places to excessive lengths.
****1
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Monteverdi's other Vespers

I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth © Keith Saunders
I Fagiolini's very interesting programme of music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries pulls together a wide range of works, but somehow lacks an ensemble feel. 
***11
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