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Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro IX

Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro IX


Monteverdi:

Il nono libro de madrigali, 1651


Le Nuove Musiche, Krijn Koetsveld

A new instalment of the Monteverdi XL project, the recording of the complete Madrigals by Le Nuove Musiche conducted by Krijn Koetsveld.

The preface suggests that Monteverdi himself compiled the 9th Book of Madrigals. He called it “Madrigali e canzonette a due e tre voci”. It is a mixture of the olden time madrigals with their equality of voices and the Canzonettas, with their predominance of one solo voice (like an opera aria), and which were all the rage by then.

The vocal ensemble Le Nuove Musiche consists of the elite of Dutch Early Music vocalists, led by eminent conductor and scholar Krijn Koetsveld. Their first Monteverdi recording, the Books 5 & 6 (BC93799) received excellent reviews in the international press, among which a “5 star” in the French Diapason and a “10” in Dutch classical magazine Luister.

The complete songs texts and their English translation are included in the booklet.

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Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri III & IV

Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri III & IV


Monteverdi:

Il terzo libro de madrigali, 1592

Il quarto libro de madrigali, 1603


Krijn Koetsveld (harpsichord & artistic leader)

Le Nuove Musiche

Le Nuove Musiche, led by acclaimed director Krijn Koetsveld, continue with their exceptional series of Claudio Monteverdi’s complete madrigals. Following on from Books V & VI (93799), and Book VII (94980BR), released in December 2015, they turn their attention to Books III & IV. At this stage of Monteverdi’s career, he was at a turning point, something that comes across quite clearly in his compositions. In the more traditional works, he gives a clear nod to his teacher Marc’Antonio Ingegneri, as he demonstrates his ability to write in the declamatory Renaissance style. Where Monteverdi sets himself apart, however, is when he demonstrates his ability to match the tender lyrics to sound. O come è gran martire, ‘O what suffering it is’, is a perfect illustration of this, as the mournfully drawn‐out ‘O’ immediately captures the listener’s attention, forcing us to appreciate the lover’s lament. He repeats this device in Vattene pur crudel, when Armida’s distressed cry of loneliness soars above the other lines: her rage at having been abandoned by her lover consumes the piece. Monteverdi straddles the Renaissance and the Baroque, and this comes to the fore especially in these two exciting books of madrigals.

Le Nuove Musiche’s approach to Monteverdi is an innovative one: to bring the past into the present, keeping alive the questions of the Renaissance that still permeate our musical landscape today, while seeking to maintain the highest standards of performance authenticity. Their release of Books V & VI garnered excellent reviews, including five stars in the French magazine Diapason.

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Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro VII

Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro VII


Monteverdi:

Il settimo libro de madrigali, 1619 'Concerto'


Le Nuove Musiche, Krijn Koetsveld

This new instalment of the Monteverdi Complete Madrigals contains the complete Book VII, on two CDs.

Monteverdi is the Master of the Madrigal, the unaccompanied vocal composition for up to 5 voices, on secular texts. Monteverdi developed the Renaissance form of a static, strictly polyphonic setting into a dramatic work in which the expression of feeling is prominent, paving the way for the Baroque Monody, the setting of a solo melody to the accompaniment of the other voices. The range of sentiments, the boldness of harmony and counterpoint, and the dramatic impact of these works mark Monteverdi as one of the first geniuses of Western Music.

In the 7th Book Monteverdi breaks away from the traditional Madrigal. The set contains vocal duets with more instrumental ritornellos in concertante style, a complex worked‐out bass and highly developed ornamentation of the vocal lines.

The vocal ensemble Le Nuove Musiche consists of the elite of Dutch Early Music vocalists, led by eminent conductor and scholar Krijn Koetsveld. Their first Monteverdi recording, the Books 5 & 6 (BC93799) received excellent reviews in the international press, among which a '5 star' in the French Diapason.

The extensive booklet notes include the complete sung texts in Italian and English.

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Giovanni Felice Sances: Arie e Duetti

Giovanni Felice Sances: Arie e Duetti


Stradivarius - STR33491

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Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro VIII

Monteverdi: Madrigali Libro VIII


Monteverdi:

Il ottavo libro de madrigali, 1638 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi'


Le Nuove Musiche, Krijn Koetsveld

Claudio Monteverdi published his 8th book of madrigals in 1638, in a time when the opera as art form became steadily more popular. In order to add a theatrical character to his madrigals he named them “madrigali guerrieri e amorosi”, madrigals of war and love. They are indeed overtly dramatic in expression, in fact they may be called mini operas in its opposing characters, intense drama and programmatic writing. Highlights are the famous “Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” (on text by Tasso) and the breathtakingly beautiful Lamento della Ninfa, one of the most moving laments ever written.

The vocal ensemble Le Nuove Musiche consists of the elite of Dutch Early Music vocalists, led by eminent conductor and scholar Krijn Koetsveld. Their first Monteverdi recording, the Books 5 & 6 (BC93799) received excellent reviews in the international press, among which a “5 star” in the French Diapason.

Liner notes by the conductor, complete song texts in the original language included in the booklet.

Brilliant Classics Monteverdi Complete Madrigals - 95152BR

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