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Marco Longhini graduated in orchestral conducting at the Milan Conservatorio and in architecture in Venice, after earlier studies in composition, choral music and singing. He came to madrigal repertoire after a long cultural journey in early music, especially of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, concentrating his attention on the rediscovery of often unpublished Italian masterpieces of the past. Twenty years inside this repertoire, performing all over Europe, has given him a comprehensive knowledge of vocal music in opera and oratorio. In addition to his work with Delitiæ Musicæ, founded in 1992, Marco Longhini has a demanding career as a conductor of opera and oratorio. Recent engagements include a stage performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, recorded for National Italian Television (RAI), Emilio de’ Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo and a highly acclaimed production of Antonio Sartorio’s Orfeo staged by Pierluigi Pizzi. In 2010 the opening concert of the Fribourg Festival, featuring a new edition of Monteverdi’s Vespers 1610, was broadcast on Swiss Radio. Marco Longhini has an extensive discography with some 25 CDs and he is the first conductor to record the complete Madrigals of Monteverdi (Naxos). His other recordings include Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo (awarded the French Choc du disque in 1998 and 9 de Répertoire), and Adriano Banchieri’s Studio dilettevole, Il Metamorfosi Musicale, Pazzia senile and Saviezza giovenile, chosen by CD Classica as the best recording of the month in April 1999. Further recordings include Monteverdi’s Messa e Litanie della Beata Vergine, and Cavalieri’s Cantata and Mass Sciolto havean dall’alte sponde, awarded five stars by the Italian magazine Musica. Marco Longhini teaches at the Conservatory of Brescia.

The Heart of the Hunter – Marco Longhini talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
GESUALDO The Complete Madrigals Naxos 8.507013

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Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009) Naxos Educational
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 1 (Madrigali libro primo, 1594) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 2 (Madrigali libro secondo, 1594) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 3 (Madrigali libro terzo, 1595) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Books 5 and 6 (Madrigali libro quinto e sesto, 1611) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 1 (Il Primo Libro de Madrigali, 1587) and Secular Manuscript Works (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 2 (Il Secondo Libro de' Madrigali, 1590) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 3 (Il Terzo Libro de' Madrigali, 1592) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Il Quarto Libro de' Madrigali, 1603) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 5 (Il Quinto Libro de' Madrigali, 1605) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 6 (Il Sesto Libro de Madrigali, 1614) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 7, "Concerto" (Il Settimo Libro de Madrigali, 1619) Naxos
Vocal, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
Choral - Secular

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