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Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book VII / Le Nuove Musiche, Krijn Koetsveld (rec. 2014-15)

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  1. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Sinfonia - Tempro la cetra, SV 117 $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Non è di gentil core, SV 118 $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: O come sei gentile, SV 120 $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella, SV 121 $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: O viva fiamma, o miei sospiri ardenti, SV 122 $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Vorrei baciarti, SV 123 $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Dice la mia bellissima Licori, SV 124 $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Non vedrò mai le stelle, SV 126 $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Ah, che non si conviene, SV 125 $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Tornate, o cari baci, SV 129 $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Soave libertate, SV 130 $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Interrotte speranze, eterna fede, SV 132 $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Augellin, che la voce al canto spieghi, SV 133 $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Vaga su spina ascosa, SV 134 $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Eccomi pronta ai baci, SV 135 $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Parlo, miser, o taccio?, SV 136 $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Tu dormi, ah crudo core!, SV 137 $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Al lume de le stelle, SV 138 $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Con che soavità, labbra adorate, SV 139 $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Ohimé, dove il mio ben, SV 140 $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Se i languidi miei sguardi, SV 141 $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Se pur destina e vole, SV 142 $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Amor, che deggio far?, SV 144 $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Monteverdi — Madrigals, Book 7, SV 117-145: Ballo. Tirsi e clori, SV 145

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 7, for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 117-145
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Le Nuove Musiche, a vibrant young ensemble from the Netherlands, specialises in music from the first half of the 17th century. While seeking to maintain authentic performance standards, the ensemble brings the music very much into the present, arguing that artistic questions of the past still permeate the musical landscape today. Featuring a captivating group of solo singers, who between them have performed with the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and The Bach Choir & Orchestra of The Netherlands, the ensemble is headed by Krijn Koetsveld, leader and harpsichordist, who has previously collaborated with the Groot Omroepkoor and the prestigious Netherlands Chamber Choir. This is the second of a planned release of Claudio Monteverdi's complete madrigals. The fifth and sixth book - already released on Brilliant Classics as 93799 - were the first to break with tradition and herald 'la seconda pratica', the era of the basso continuo. From then on, the publication of Monteverdi's innovative settings were eagerly awaited, as they set the stage for more instrumental ritornellos, a newly important basso continuo and the addition of ornamentation around the bass and vocal parts. The book finishes with a ballo, Tirsi e Clori, a love duet with a five-part accompaniment, highly elaborate, with a chatty Tirsi contrasting with a sweet and melodic Clori. When the two singers come together with the rest of the ensemble, the listener is treated to the pinnacle of the madrigal era. This new instalment of the Monteverdi Complete Madrigals contains the complete Book VII, on two CD's. 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 texts on the works as well as the complete sung texts in Italian and English.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kapucijner Kapel, Emmaus Velp-Grave, The Netherlands (09/2015/01/2015).



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>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 7, for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 117-145
  • Performers: Krijn Koetsveld (Harpsichord); Krijn Koetsveld (Organ); Cassandra Luckhardt (Cello); Cassandra Luckhardt (Viola da gamba); Sven Mansveld (Viola); Bas Ramselaar (Bass); Evert Schuur (Violin); Falco Van Loon; Bernadette Verhagen (Viola)
  • Conductor: Krijn Koetsveld
  • Ensemble: Le Nuove Musiche
  • Running Time: 113 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1619