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Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Cantica Symphonia; Ensemble La Pifarescha; La Compagnia del Madrigale; Giuseppe Maletto (conductor)
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The Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610 was Claudio Monteverdi's first sacred choral publication, included in the same edition with his Missa In illo tempore. The contrast between these two works is striking: while the Mass looked back to the pure Renaissance counterpoint of Palestrina, the Vespers were innovative and looked forward to the Baroque age, with its dramatic tonal contrasts, heightened emotional expressions, colorful instrumentation, and monumental forms. This ecstatic performance by La Compagna del Madrigale, ...

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Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 2017, Glossa

UPC: 8424562228078

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