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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.   Domine ad adiuvandum 00:02:06
2.   Concerto: Duo seraphim 00:05:28

Monteverdi, Claudio

  Lamento d'Olimpia
3.   Lamento d'Olimpia 00:09:55

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

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

Monteverdi, Claudio
Rinuccini, Ottavio, lyricist(s)

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

Monteverdi, Claudio
Striggio, Alessandro, lyricist(s)

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

Monteverdi, Claudio
Chiabrera, Gabriello, lyricist(s)

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

Monteverdi, Claudio

  Canzonette: La fiera vista
16.   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

Physical Release: 06/2009

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