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Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

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L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) is often described as the first opera. The composer himself used another term for his work, however: ‘favola in musica’, a musical tale. Taking this as their point of departure, the performers on the present recording place the emphasis on the libretto’s direct narrative, and how the music alone is used to express emotions, a music which underpins the plot and the text word for word.

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 2
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    • Label: BIS
    • UPC/Barcode: 7318599925196
    • Item Number: BIS-2519