Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de madrigali, 1614

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Monteverdi: Il  sesto libro de madrigali, 1614

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Arcana

Catalogue No:

A425

Discs:

1

Release date:

20th Jan 2017

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3760195734254

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73 minutes

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Rinaldo Alessandrini is one of today’s most eminent Monteverdi authorities, and his highly acclaimed recordings with Concerto Italiano are now widely recognised as a reference point for music lovers all over the world. Recent achievements include the completion of Monteverdi’s trilogy of operas (directed by Robert Wilson) at La Scala in Milan and at the Opéra National de Paris, and a triumphal concert tour in Australia and New Zealand with the Vespro della Beata Vergine.

To mark the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth, Arcana is proud to reissue the seminal recording of the Sixth Book of Madrigals performed by Concerto Italiano, which is also one of Arcana’s bestsellers.

Rinaldo Alessandrini describes the Sixth Book as the book of separation: permanent in the case of death; temporary in the case of lovers at daybreak. It is the book of poignant expression which culminates in the cycles of lamenti, whose autobiographical character is well known: the successive deaths of Monteverdi’s wife (Claudia Cattaneo) and his favourite singer (Caterina Martinelli). Its density of expression, its ‘italianità’, not exempt from theatricality, by turns luminous and despairing, make it the place where interpretation is the fundamental element, capable of overwhelming our contemporaries.

Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna, SV 107

Lamento d'Arianna, SV 107: 1a parte: Lasciatemi morire (Let me die)

Lamento d'Arianna, SV 107: 2a parte: O Teseo, o Teseo mio (O Theseus, o my Theseus)

Lamento d'Arianna, SV 107: 3a parte: Dove, dove e la fede (Where, where is the fidelity)

Lamento d'Arianna, SV 107: 4a parte: Ahi, che non pur risponde (Alas, he answers me not)

Madrigals, Book 6 (Il sesto libro de madrigali), SV 107-116

Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena, SV 108

Donna fra l'atre, SV 109

A Dio, Florida bella, SV 110

Sestina, SV 111, Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata

Sestina: Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 1a parte: Incenerite spoglie (Ashen remains)

Sestina: Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 2a parte: Ditelo, o fiumi, e voi ch'udiste Glauco (Say it, o rivers, and you who heard Glaucus)

Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 3a parte: Dara la notte il sol lume all terra (The Sun will illuminate the earth by night)

Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 4a parte: Ma te raccoglie, o Ninfa, in grembo (For heaven gathers you in to its breast)

Sestina: Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 5a parte: O chiome d'or, neve gentil del seno (O golden tresses, snow-soft breast)

Sestina: Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, SV 111: 6a parte: Dunque, amate reliquie, un mar di pianto (So, beloved remains, would not even a cold stone weep a sea of tears)

Madrigals, Book 6 (Il sesto libro de madrigali), SV 107-116

Ohime il bel viso, ohime il soave sguardo, SV 112

Qui rise, o Tirsi, SV 113

Misero Alceo, SV 114

Batto qui pianse Ergasto, SV 115

Presso un fiume tranquillo, SV 116

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