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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

La Compagnia del Madrigale, Cantica Symphonia, La Pifarescha, Giuseppe Maletto

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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.

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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

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Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206 (Claudio Monteverdi)

1
I. Domine ad adiuvandum
Giuseppe Maletto
00:02:41

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

2
II. Dixit dominus
Valentina Coladonato
00:09:42

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Matteo Bellotto, Artist - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Raffaele Giordani, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble - Valentina Coladonato, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

3
III. Nigra sum
Giuseppe Maletto
00:03:56

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Marta Graziolino, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

4
IV. Laudate pueri dominum
Rossana Bertini
00:07:56

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Matteo Bellotto, Artist - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Raffaele Giordani, Artist - Luca Guglielmi, Artist - Rossana Bertini, Artist, MainArtist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Daniele Carnovich, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - Annalisa Mazzoni, Artist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

5
V. Pulchra es
Giuseppe Maletto
00:04:15

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Marta Graziolino, Artist - Rossana Bertini, Artist, MainArtist - Cristiano Contadin, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

6
VI. Laetatus sum
Rossana Bertini
00:08:45

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Raffaele Giordani, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - Rossana Bertini, Artist, MainArtist - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Daniele Carnovich, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

7
VII. Duo seraphim
Giuseppe Maletto
00:07:12

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Raffaele Giordani, Artist, MainArtist - Luca Guglielmi, Artist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Artist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

8
VIII. Nisi Dominus
La Compagnia del Madrigale
00:05:51

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Luca Guglielmi, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - Cristiano Contadin, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

9
IX. Audi coelum
Giuseppe Maletto
00:09:05

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Raffaele Giordani, Artist, MainArtist - Luca Guglielmi, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - Cristiano Contadin, Artist - Massimo Lombardi, Artist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

10
X. Lauda Ierusalem
Giuseppe Maletto
00:05:35

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

DISC 2

1
XI. Sonata sopra Sancta Maria ora pro nobis
Giuseppe Maletto
00:08:40

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

2
XII. Ave maris stella
Valentina Coladonato
00:09:03

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Matteo Bellotto, Artist - Elena Bertuzzi, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Massimo Lombardi, Artist - Daniele Carnovich, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble - Valentina Coladonato, Artist, MainArtist - Annalisa Mazzoni, Artist - Paola Cialdella, Artist - Federica Napoletani, Artist - Giulia Beatini, Artist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

3
XIII. Magnificat I
Giuseppe Maletto
00:21:09

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Matteo Bellotto, Artist - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Raffaele Giordani, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - Rossana Bertini, Artist - La Pifarescha, Ensemble - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Daniele Carnovich, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble - Sonia Tedla Chebreab, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

4
XIV. Magnificat II
Sonia Tedla Chebreab
00:19:54

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Matteo Bellotto, Artist - Francesca Cassinari, Artist - Raffaele Giordani, Artist - Luca Guglielmi, Artist - Cantica Symphonia, Ensemble - Rossana Bertini, Artist - Massimo Lombardi, Artist - Gianluca Ferrarini, Artist - Daniele Carnovich, Artist - Elena Carzaniga, Artist - Giuseppe Maletto, Conductor - Guido Magnano, Artist - La Compagnia del Madrigale, Ensemble - Valentina Coladonato, Artist - Sonia Tedla Chebreab, Artist, MainArtist - Alessandro Baudino, Artist

(C) 2017 Glossa (P) 2017 Glossa

Album Description

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.

Details of original recording : Recorded in Pinerolo (Basilica di San Maurizio), Italy, on 25-30 September and 2-3 October 2016

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