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Work: Book VIII Madrigals: Lamento della Ninfa

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ComposerMonteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)
PeriodEarly
Work typeVocal
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Monteverdi beguiles in Utrecht

Emotions run high in a programme of Monteverdi madrigals given by Cantar Lontano at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.
***11
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Le Poème Harmonique at Columbia University

In his 1995 book Text and Act, the musicologist Richard Taruskin wrote of the historically-informed performance movement, “the very recent concept of historical authenticity is implicitly projected back into historical periods that never knew it.
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La Venexiana sing Monteverdi Madrigals

Claudio Monteverdi spent a great deal of his career writing madrigals, of which he published nine books. The Italian ensemble La Venexiana treated us to a baker's dozen of his later madrigals, mainly drawn from books six to eight, in the elegant surroundings of Christ Church in Spitalfields.
*****
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Le souffle d’Alarcón fait vibrer l’Auditorium de Radio France

Leonardo García Alarcón © Benoît Lambert
Malgré l’acoustique inadaptée de l'Auditorium de Radio France, le charisme de Leonardo García Alarcón a su transformer le cadre du concert en une cérémonie musicale généreuse, parsemée d'improvisations audacieuses.
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Del madrigal al madrigal: Alessandrini y Concerto Italiano en el Auditorio

Rinaldo Alessandrini al frente de Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini y el Concerto Italiano para ofrecieron un doble recorrido en estricto orden de publicación por las composiciones más representativas del estilo de cada compilación seleccionada. La exégesis fue ascendente. El elenco vocal se elevó sobre el acompañamiento de tiorbas y clave, dando testimonio de la creciente complejidad armónica y emocional.
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