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Classical - Released September 3, 2013 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 1, 2013 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released February 24, 2015 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles Classica
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Secular Vocal Music - Released October 28, 2016 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles Classica
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released March 25, 2016 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles Classica
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released March 4, 2014 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Exceptional Sound Productions
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released April 14, 2017 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzism
The Vespers for the Blessed Virgin by Monteverdi – Vespro della Beata Vergine – is, so to speak, a work made up of many works. The composer seems to have put everything he had into this piece, which appeared in Venice in 1610. It is as if he wanted to use it as an immense catalogue of all his skills: his facility with ancient and modern styles; with the strict and the flamboyant; with instrumentals, vocals, choruses, solos, parody masses, the magnificat, psalms... Perhaps he wanted to use the work as a CV in Venice, where he would indeed land a job as choirmaster in 1613? The fact that several passages are written for two choirs would seem to support this idea. Elaborate job application or not, in this work Monteverdi has produced one of his most durable masterpieces, which forms a bridge between the late Renaissance - with passages taken from prima practica, the style developed by Palestrina - and the nascent Baroque style, and its seconda practica which was so dear to Monteverdi, and which would free the use of dissonance from its old straitjacket. For this recording, Giuseppe Maletto has brought together the rich talents of La Compagnia del Madrigale and the Cantica Symphonia and La Pifarescha ensembles, because it takes a whole lot of talent to give the Vespers the treatment it deserves.