- Michael Chance
- His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (Cornet)
- Alastair Miles
- Ann Monoyios (Soprano)
- Sandro Naglia (Tenor)
- Nigel Robson (Tenor)
- Bryn Terfel
- Mark Tucker
Notes & Reviews:
Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This large-scale live recording (Gardiner's second) was made in Venice's St Mark's Basilica. It captures the drama as well as the ceremonial aspect of the work, despite sometimes cloudy recorded sound (See Archiv 073 035-9 for the spectacular DVD).
Gardiner's second [recording of the Vespers], spectacularly recorded live in St Mark's, has a punchy choral sound, near-operatic solo singing (Bryn Terfel and Alistair Miles are among the basses), emphatic enunciation, big contrasts and deliberate exploitation of the building's spaces. Its outright theatricality sets it apart from other performances.
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Mozart: Symphonies 21 - 41 / Krips, Concertgebouw Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphonies no 5 & 7 / Kleiber, Vienna PO
Berlioz: Harold in Italy / Davis, Zimmermann, London SO
20/21 Boulez Conducts Boulez - Le Marteau sans maitre, etc
Vaclav Talich Special Edition Vol 5 -Dvorak / Rostropovich
Mozart Collection - Quartets K 421, 458, 465 / Emerson SQ
Scarlatti Vol 3 / Pierre Hantaï
Berlioz. Romeo & Juliette. London So, C.davis
Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists
Works DetailsMonteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Vergine
- Performers: Michael Chance; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (Cornet); Alastair Miles; Ann Monoyios (Soprano); Sandro Naglia (Tenor); Nigel Robson (Tenor); Bryn Terfel; Mark Tucker
- Conductor: John Gardiner
- Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
- Running Time: 102 min. 56 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1610