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Secular Vocal Music - Released April 7, 2017 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Diapason d'or / Arte - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi, one of the fathers of modern music, who gave a major impulse to expressivity and individuality of expression. Rinaldo Alessandrini’s benchmark recordings of the madrigals, the Vespers, L'Orfeo etc., contributed to unani-mously establish the Roman conductor and his ensemble Concerto Italiano as the leading ambassadors of Monteverdi today. "Notte. Storie di Amanti e di Guerrieri" offers a selection of highlights from Monteverdi’s most famous madrigals and instrumental movements: Lamento della ninfa, Combat-timento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Ho’r che’l ciel e la terra, sinfonias from Monteverdi’s three operas etc. A heart-stretching pro-gram in which Rinaldo Alessandrini’s sci-ence of light, emotions and colors is at its highest.
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released July 15, 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Choc du Monde de la Musique - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio
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Full Operas - Released August 21, 2007 | naïve Opus 111

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - Diamant d'Opéra Magazine - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released May 26, 2014 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Award - Gramophone Record of the Month - 4 étoiles de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released December 2, 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Special Soundchecks - Hi-Res Audio
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Secular Vocal Music - Released January 27, 2017 | Arcana

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire
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Chamber Music - Released April 13, 2018 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
A player of the harpsichord, organ and pianoforte; a choirmaster and conductor; Rinaldo Alessandrini is a teacher too, who loves to use his records and concerts to draw his audience into thrilling themes. This Roman is well-placed to know just how much history – and musical history is no exception here – is made up of strata which build up over each other, creating a jumble which can be anarchic, but which always drives invention. After an album that retells the story of 150 Years of Italian Music (Naïve 1994), and then another dedicated to the beginnings of Italian baroque in 1600 (Naïve 2012), we were treated to an enchanting black pearl, as incongruous as it was strange: Monteverdi - Night. Stories of lovers and Warriors (Naïve 2017) offers a collection of works that celebrate the night. Here is a recording dedicated to the flourishing of instrumental music in the later baroque period around 1700. The new composers who appear in this new work, Locatelli, Mascitti, Vivaldi, Caldara, Durante, Galuppi, Pugnani, were all very famous in their own times, and all went off to bring the good news about this new musical style to the four corners of Europe; they built up a kind of international musical language which would entrance the courts, and music-lovers in their first public concerts. The record bears that joyful playing style characteristic of Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, and a virtuosity which is as much a pleasure to behold as the rococo architecture and painting of that flamboyant epoch. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Full Operas - Released October 1, 2002 | Naive

Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or
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Symphonic Music - Released May 18, 2009 | naïve classique

Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica - Special Soundchecks
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Secular Vocal Music - Released March 24, 2014 | naïve classique

Distinctions Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Cannes Classical Music Award
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Classical - Released February 3, 2014 | naïve classique

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
What was the first opera? The question is difficult to answer, for the form emerged out of the combination of the intermedi, a short dramatic form presented at royal weddings and the like, with a group of experiments in re-creating the declamation of ancient Greek drama. These coalesced into larger-scale pieces around 1600. One of them, L'Euridice, shared its story with the first acknowledged operatic masterpiece, Monteverdi's Orfeo, and was performed at the wedding of Maria de' Medici and Henri IV of France. The earlier operas have mostly been the province of scholars who have tried to reassemble L'Euridice from the contributions of various composers. The version here, drawn from one published by one of the composers, Giulio Caccini, makes a reasonably good case for the work, maintaining its dramatic coherence and working in a good deal of effective melodic material among the recitatives. But most effective of all in bringing the work to life is the presence of top-notch Baroque vocalists: Silvia Frigato in the title role and the inimitable Sara Mingardo as Dafne. How this music was accompanied remains under debate -- it was notated only on a pair of staves -- but conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano keep things sparse. Given the luxurious surroundings in which the music was first performed, one could certainly imagine a larger group, but Alessandrini keeps the focus on the singers, and wonderful singers they are. L'Euridice remains of most interest to lovers of the early Baroque, but it certainly receives its first real high-powered performance here.
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released August 30, 2010 | naïve classique

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released January 23, 2012 | naïve classique

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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released August 27, 2012 | Opus 111 naïve

Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 1993 | Arcana

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Secular Vocal Music - Released June 1, 2009 | naïve classique

Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Secular Vocal Music - Released July 5, 2010 | naïve classique

Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released May 9, 2011 | naïve classique

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released September 29, 2017 | naïve classique

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Full Operas - Released March 22, 2010 | Naive

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