About the Artists
‘For many music lovers the world over, the names of Monteverdi and Longhini are almost indissolubly linked. What is it that makes the link so strong? What does Longhini most love in Monteverdi? “One thing I love is his ability to undermine a system that had been codified for centuries by delving into music’s capacity to touch people’s hearts. The principal challenge for the modern interpreter is still that of touching the audience’s emotions. I’ll forever be grateful to Naxos for allowing me to record the complete madrigals of Monteverdi.” ’
– Extracted from Jeremy Siepmann’s interview,
Marco Longhini has conducted a wide range of stage works, including a performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo and a much-acclaimed staging of Sartorio’s L’Orfeo, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. He has an extensive discography, notably including the complete madrigals of Monteverdi and complete secular works of Gesualdo for Naxos, and his performance with Delitiæ Musicæ of a new edition of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at the opening concert of the Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Fribourg was broadcast on Swiss radio.