This page lists all recordings of Confitebor tibi III alla francese, by Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (1567-1643) on CD & SACD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale Volume 1
Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque European composers. He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church by his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and by his daring harmonies and rhythms. Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spirituale of 1641 is his most significant and virtuosic collection of sacred music. Over the next few years we intend to record the complete publication with a variety of forces. His much performed Beatus vir is a mere appetiser for this delightful yet thrilling music.
“There's a nice immediacy to the choral sound here, without too much churchy resonance obscuring the clarity of the diction and articulation of the Sixteen's performances, one to a part up to a maximum of eight singers.” The Guardian, 28th October 2010 ****
“the members of The Sixteen prove to be more insightfully dramatic and precise with their delivery of words than some acclaimed continental consorts...this first instalment shows Christophers and his musicians at their very finest, communicating an evangelising zeal for the music married to an obvious keeness [sic] to express words” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010
“these are some of the most spirited and individual performances of this repertory available...the standard of solo singing is very good. The ad hoc instrumentalists provide sensitive, stylish support thoughout.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2010 *****
“Among the strengths in these performances are the thrilling instrumental playing by the violinists, Walter Reiter and Simon Jones, whose ornamentation is both stylish and inventive. Also deserving the highest praise is the harp playing of Frances Kelly..[and] the singing of the three tenors, Joseph Cornwell, Mark Dobell and Julian Stocker, which is airy, agile and highly expressive.” International Record Review, January 2011
BBC Music Magazine
Choral & Song Choice - December 2010
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Monteverdi - Sacred Vocal Music
“Music of exhilarating inspiration, superbly performed. A recording as near as may be to the ideal … for audiophile and music-lovers, this is essential” Hi-Fi News
“There are few records of Monteverdi's solo vocal music as persuasive as this...the performances are outstanding, with the edge of Emma Kirkby's voice attractively presented in an aptly reverberant acoustic.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition
“One of the most beautiful records I have heard this year” The Guardian
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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
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