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


Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) was a musical revolutionary who championed the new style of music that replaced intricate Renaissance counterpoint with the more theatrical music of the early Baroque. Yet he was a master in both these styles, as this selection from his loveliest madrigals and most famous opera and sacred works shows. Whether praising the divine or lamenting the pain of mortal love, Monteverdi remains a composer whose music can melt the hardest heart and set the soul dancing.

Monteverdi, Claudio
Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Domine ad adiuvandum 00:02:06
2.   Play with flash player Concerto: Duo seraphim 00:05:28

Monteverdi, Claudio

  Lamento d'Olimpia
3.   Play with flash player Lamento d'Olimpia 00:09:55

Monteverdi, Claudio
Guarini, Giovanni Battista, lyricist(s)

  Madrigals, Book 2: Crudel, perche mi fuggi
4.   Play with flash player Madrigals, Book 2: Crudel, perche mi fuggi 00:02:34
  Madrigals, Book 4: Ohime, se tanto amate
5.   Play with flash player Madrigals, Book 4: Ohime, se tanto amate 00:03:42
  Madrigals, Book 5: Cruda Amarilli
6.   Play with flash player Madrigals, Book 5: Cruda Amarilli 00:03:36

Monteverdi, Claudio
Rinuccini, Ottavio, lyricist(s)

  Madrigals, Book 6: Lamento d'Arianna
7.   Play with flash player 1a parte: Lasciatemi morire 00:01:49
8.   Play with flash player 2a parte: O Teseo, o Teseo mio 00:03:31
9.   Play with flash player 3a parte: Dove, dove e la fede 00:02:03
10.   Play with flash player 4a parte: Ahi, che non pur risponde 00:02:05
11.   Play with flash player 5a parte: Misera, ancor do loco 00:02:25

Monteverdi, Claudio
Striggio, Alessandro, lyricist(s)

  L'Orfeo: Toccata
12.   Play with flash player L'Orfeo: Toccata 00:01:55
13.   Play with flash player L'Orfeo: Act III: Scorto da te 00:05:58

Monteverdi, Claudio
Chiabrera, Gabriello, lyricist(s)

  Amarilli onde m'assale
14.   Play with flash player Amarilli onde m'assale 00:04:17
  Dolci miei sospiri
15.   Play with flash player Dolci miei sospiri 00:07:10

Monteverdi, Claudio

  Canzonette: La fiera vista
16.   Play with flash player Canzonette: La fiera vista 00:05:56

Total Playing Time: 01:04:30

Monteverdi, Claudio

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Chiabrera, Gabriello; Guarini, Giovanni Battista; Rinuccini, Ottavio; Striggio, Alessandro

Longhini, Marco; Vartolo, Sergio

San Petronio Cappella Musicale Orchestra

Concerto delle Dame di Ferrara; Delitiæ Musicæ; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Bovo, Daniele; Carmignani, Alessandro; Costa, Paolo; Leoni, Carmen; Piantelli, Maurizio; Zanon, Vittorio

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Opera; Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.556841

Barcode: 730099684125

Release Date: 06/2009

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