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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

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Monteverdi: Arie et Lamenti; Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi

Monteverdi: Arie et Lamenti; Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi


Monteverdi:

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

with Jordi Savall

Ohime ch'io cado

with Ton Koopman

Lettera amorosa

with Ton Koopman

Libro Nono di Magrigali e Canzonette: Si dolce è'l tormento

with Ton Koopman

Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'

with Ton Koopman

Quel sguardo sdegnosetto

with Ton Koopman

Salve, O Regina

with Ton Koopman

O quam pulchra es

with Ton Koopman

Exulta, filia Sion

with Ton Koopman

Pianto della Madonna 'Iam moriar, mi fili' (sopra il Lamento dell'Arianna), SV 288

with Ton Koopman

Venite, videte

with Ton Koopman


This set gathers 2 albums released in 1990 and 1994.

Each of them definitely established Montserrat Figueras as one of the best performers of Claudio Monteverdi’s vocal music. At this time, she developed an innovative style of interpretation, characterised by great fidelity to historical sources, combined with an extraordinary creative and expressive power, that has exerted a decisive influence on the whole historical music movement.

Vocal music before 1800 required a new technical and stylistic approach capable of restoring to the beauty and emotion of the voice, that most human of all forms of expression, the necessary balance between singing and declamation, with an emphasis on the poetic and spiritual dimension of the text.

She is accompanied by Jordi Savall on CD1 and Ton Koopman on CD2.

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo


Montserrat Figueras (La Musica), Furio Zanasi (Orfeo), Arianna Savall (Euridice), Sara Mingardo (Messaggiera), Cécile van de Sant (Speranza), Antonio Abete (Caronte), Adriana Fernández (Proserpina), Daniele Carnovich (Plutone), Fulvio Bettini (Apollo), Mercedes Hernández (Ninfa), Marília Vargas (Ninfa), Gerd Türk (Pastore & Eco), Francesc Garrigosa (Pastore & Spirito), Carlos Mena (Pastore) & Iván García (Pastore & Spirito)

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

This live recording made on January 31st, 2002 at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona is already a cornerstone of any Monteverdi discography. It has been released on DVD by Opus Arte (but is now unavailable in most countries and reaches pretty high scores on the market place...), with a slightly different editing. This new and original multichannel mastering reveals the full scale of the inspiration of Jordi Savall and his ensembles, as well as the soloists, who include the late Montserrat Figueras, Furio Zanasi and Sara Mingardo.

“Savall’s performance is bold and full-bodied, especially in the warm choral singing and orchestral playing. The soloists are more variable, often placed far back in the sonic picture...the finest singing is from Sara Mingardo as a plangent Messenger.” The Observer, 14th June 2015 ***

“The singing and playing is of a very high standard.” Early Music Review, 1st July 2015

“Savall's ideas may not satisfy everyone, but there's never a hint of formulaic complacency, and this live performance is an engaging alternative view to experience alongside the best studio versions.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015

“This is an opulent L’Orfeo rich in drama and contrast; the complete musico-dramatic article, utterly engrossing. Savall achieves a nigh-pefect balance between ravishing resonance and sound on the one hand, and gripping, pacey narrative on the other … a sumptuous production that must have been the ticket of the year.” Early Music Today, March/May 2016

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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)

Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)


Montserrat Figueras, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Livio Picotti, Paolo Costa, Guy de Mey, Gian Paolo Fagotto, Gerd Turk, Pietro Spagnoli, Roberto Abondanza, Daniele Carnovich

La Capella Reial, Coro del Centro Musica Antica di Padova, Jordi Savall

Here is the first re-issue from the Astrée-Naive catalogue for 'Alia Vox Heritage'. One of Jordi Savall's legendary recordings, the Monteverdi Vespers was recorded in the Santa Barbara chapel in Mantova, Italy, the site of the première in 1610.The digipak is a work of art in itself and fully corresponds to Alia Vox's usual high production standards.

The Alia Vox Heritage series will gradually release highlights from the recordings made by Jordi Savall between 1977 and 1997 for Astrée.

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“Typically, Savall and his vocal consort and instrumentalists achieve more achingly and lingeringly beautiful moments than anyone else” Gramophone Magazine, June 2010

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Battaglie & Lamenti

Battaglie & Lamenti

1600-1660


anon.:

Sarabande Italienne

Chilese:

Canzon in Echo a 8

Falconieri:

Battaglia de Barabasso yerno de Satanas

Fontei:

Pianto d'Erinna

Gabrieli, G:

Canzon III a 6

Guami:

Canzon sopra la Battaglia a 4

Monteverdi:

Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'

Peri, J:

Lamento di Iole

Rossi, Luigi:

Fantasia "Les pleurs d'Orphée"

Scheidt:

Pavan - Galliard Battaglia

Strozzi:

Il Lamento "Su'l Rodano severo"


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The Voice of Emotion II

The Voice of Emotion II


anon.:

José embala o menino (Portugese)

Senhora del mundo

Alma buscarte has en mi

Melodie sefarade - Lamentation en hebreu

La mare de Déu

Bovicelli:

Ancor che col partire

Caccini, G:

Dalla porta d'oriente

Carceres:

Soleta so jo aci

Marín, J:

Ojos, pues me desdenáis

Merula:

Su la cetra amorosa, aria di ciaccona

Monteverdi:

Lettera amorosa

Morata:

Aquí me declaró su pensamiento

Reger:

Berceuse: Maria sitzt am Rosenhag

Sor:

Lagrime mie d'affanno


On November 23rd, 2011, Montserrat Figueras passed away. On Feburary 7th, 2012, Jordi Savall released a tribute album to his wife, 'The Voice of Emotion'. Following the success of this first volume, he now offers us to (re)discover other treasures sung by Montserrat Figueras in a beautiful CD-book featuring on SACD a new anthology (72’’), plus on 2 DVDs [in different languages' a new portrait of Montserrat Figueras (55’’).

Total time : 72’’ (audio) + 55’’ (video)

Format : 1 hybrid multichannel SACD + 2 DVD [DVD 1 in French, English and Spanish; DVD 2 Subtitles in Catalan, German and Italian] PAL format - Zone 0

Booklet : English, French, German, Italian, Castillian, Catalan

Video Repertoire: Montserrat Figueras, la Veu de l’Emocio 2013, documentary directed by Carlota Casas

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