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MARCO LONGHINI

Marco Longhini graduated in conducting from Milan Conservatory as well as studying architecture in Venice (his dissertation looked at the relationship between architecture and performance), after completing earlier studies in composition, choral music and singing at the Padua Conservatory.

He has conducted orchestras both in his native Italy (I Pomeriggi Musicali, Angelicum, Milano Classica, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova) and abroad (Nederlandse Reisopera, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada).

In 1992, his lengthy explorations of 16th- and 17th-century Italian music, combined with his passion for musicological research, led him to found Delitiae Musicae with a view to reviving often unpublished masterpieces of Italian early music. Twenty years’ experience in this repertoire, performing all over Europe, has made him one of the most sought-after conductors in his field. With his graceful technique and innate Italian expressiveness, he is ideally suited to bringing out the full emotional potential of the Baroque repertoire.

He is much in demand in the opera house as well, conducting a wide range of pre-Romantic stage works: highlights include a performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo recorded by RAI, Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima et corpo and a much-acclaimed staging of Sartorio’s Orfeo, directed by Pierluigi Pizzi. He has an extensive discography, notably the complete Monteverdi madrigals and complete secular works of Gesualdo for Naxos. Other recordings include Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima et corpo; Banchieri’s La pazzia senile and Saviezza giovenile; Monteverdi’s Messa e Litanie della Beata Vergine; and Carissimi’s Sciolto havean dall’alte sponde. His performance with Delitiae Musicae of a new edition of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at the opening concert of the Fribourg Festival was broadcast on Swiss Radio.

Marco Longhini has taught at the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia since 1992 and also teaches choral direction at Brescia’s Scuola Diocesana Santa Cecilia. In 2010 and 2016 he was invited to give classes on Monteverdi and on performing Italian music at Moscow Conservatory.

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


Box Set Release Catalogue Number
GESUALDO The Complete Madrigals Naxos 8.507013

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009) Naxos Educational
8.558212-13
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 1 (Madrigali libro primo, 1594) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.570548
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 2 (Madrigali libro secondo, 1594) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.570549
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 3 (Madrigali libro terzo, 1595) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.572136
Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.572137
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Books 5 and 6 (Madrigali libro quinto e sesto, 1611) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.573147-49
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556841
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 1 (Il Primo Libro de Madrigali, 1587) and Secular Manuscript Works (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555307
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 2 (Il Secondo Libro de' Madrigali, 1590) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555308
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 3 (Il Terzo Libro de' Madrigali, 1592) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555309
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Il Quarto Libro de' Madrigali, 1603) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555310
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 5 (Il Quinto Libro de' Madrigali, 1605) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555311
Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 6 (Il Sesto Libro de Madrigali, 1614) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) Naxos
8.555312-13
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Secular
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 7, "Concerto" (Il Settimo Libro de Madrigali, 1619) Naxos
8.555314-16
Vocal, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal
MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 8 (Il Ottavo Libro de Madrigali, 1638) (Delitiæ Musicæ, Longhini) Naxos
8.573755-58
Choral - Secular, Opera, Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal, Opera
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Choral - Secular





 
 
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