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Monteverdi: Il terzo libro de madrigali

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano

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No one knows better than Rinaldo Alessandrini that Monteverdi's madrigals – to which he has dedicated a major part of his work and recordings over the past thirty years – were above all texts where the music was the servant, and not the mistress. This form of a cappella vocal polyphony, responding sensitively to the inflections of a highly expressive poetry, was born in the full flowering of Renaissance humanism and developed in the 17th century by composers such as Monteverdi, Marenzio and Gesualdo, before being supplanted by the opera.
As the Italian maestro explains, in the Third Book of Madrigals, "we can already see how carefully the twenty-fiveyear-old Monteverdi chooses poetry, e.g. by Guarini and Tasso, which is capable of 'responding to the needs of the drama, of truth, humanity and emotionality, culminating at the end of his life in the lustrous triumph of his final works".

This is the fifth collection of madrigals Rinaldo Alessandrini has recorded with Concerto Italiano, and it is the cornerstone of his quest for an intimate understanding of Monteverdi's repertoire – and all the music that came after it. These madrigals have "the power to allow the performers to read the human passions, perceive them empathetically, and restore them in the very finest dress" (Esteban Hernández Castelló). Their analytical yet sensitive approach leads to a precise intonation, a direct transmission of naked emotions, and the restoration of details we can only glimpse behind the words, revealing in all its beauty what lies hidden in the music: mirror images of the soul. © naive classique

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Rinaldo Alessandrini

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1
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "La giovinetta pianta"
00:03:16

Anonymous, Lyricist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

2
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "O come è gran martíre"
00:03:29

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

3
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Sovra tenere erbette e bianchi fiori"
00:03:08

Anonymous, Lyricist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

4
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "O dolce anima mia, dunque è pur vero"
00:03:55

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

5
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Stracciami pure il core"
00:03:28

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

6
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "O rossignuol che in queste verdi fronde"
00:04:39

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Pietro Bembo, Lyricist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

7
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Se per estremo ardore"
00:03:24

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Elena Carzaniga, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

8
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vattene pure, crudel. Vattene pure, crudel, con quella pace"
00:01:46

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

9
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vattene pure, crudel. Là tra il sangue e le morti egro giacente [seconda parte]"
00:02:35

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

10
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vattene pure, crudel. Poi ch’ella in sé tornò, deserto e muto [terza parte]"
00:03:45

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

11
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "O primavera, gioventù dell’anno"
00:03:08

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

12
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Perfidissimo volto"
00:03:44

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

13
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Ch’io non t’ami, cor mio?"
00:04:22

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

14
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Occhi, un tempo mia vita"
00:03:14

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

15
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vivrò fra i miei tormenti. Vivrò fra i miei tormenti e le mie cure [prima parte]"
00:01:15

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

16
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vivrò fra i miei tormenti. ma dove, oh lasso me! [seconda parte]"
00:02:52

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

17
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Vivrò fra i miei tormenti. Io pur verrò là dove sete [terza parte]"
00:02:37

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Torquato Tasso, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Gabriele Lombardi, MainArtist - Maria Chiara Gallo, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

18
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Lumi, miei cari lumi"
00:02:27

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Francesca Cassinari, MainArtist - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Lyricist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

19
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Rimanti in pace. Rimanti in pace [prima parte]"
00:03:31

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist - Livio Celano, Lyricist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

20
Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci: "Rimanti in pace. Ond’ei, di morte la sua faccia impressa [seconda parte]"
00:03:48

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Concerto Italiano, Orchestra, MainArtist - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor, MainArtist - Raffaele Giordani, MainArtist - Monica Piccinini, MainArtist - Salvo Vitale, MainArtist - Sonia Tedla, MainArtist - Andrés Montilla, MainArtist - Livio Celano, Lyricist

2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group 2019 Naïve, a Label of Believe Group

Album Description

No one knows better than Rinaldo Alessandrini that Monteverdi's madrigals – to which he has dedicated a major part of his work and recordings over the past thirty years – were above all texts where the music was the servant, and not the mistress. This form of a cappella vocal polyphony, responding sensitively to the inflections of a highly expressive poetry, was born in the full flowering of Renaissance humanism and developed in the 17th century by composers such as Monteverdi, Marenzio and Gesualdo, before being supplanted by the opera.
As the Italian maestro explains, in the Third Book of Madrigals, "we can already see how carefully the twenty-fiveyear-old Monteverdi chooses poetry, e.g. by Guarini and Tasso, which is capable of 'responding to the needs of the drama, of truth, humanity and emotionality, culminating at the end of his life in the lustrous triumph of his final works".

This is the fifth collection of madrigals Rinaldo Alessandrini has recorded with Concerto Italiano, and it is the cornerstone of his quest for an intimate understanding of Monteverdi's repertoire – and all the music that came after it. These madrigals have "the power to allow the performers to read the human passions, perceive them empathetically, and restore them in the very finest dress" (Esteban Hernández Castelló). Their analytical yet sensitive approach leads to a precise intonation, a direct transmission of naked emotions, and the restoration of details we can only glimpse behind the words, revealing in all its beauty what lies hidden in the music: mirror images of the soul. © naive classique

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