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Monteverdi Edition Le Nuove Musiche, Armoniosoincanto, Ensemble San Felice

Monteverdi Edition Le Nuove Musiche, Armoniosoincanto, Ensemble San Felice

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This substantial set dedicated to the vocal music of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) features the great cycle undertaken (to date) by Krijn Koetsveld and the singers of Le Nuove Musiche: all nine books of madrigals, the music in Monteverdi collections such as the Selva Morale e Spirituale (1641), the posthumous Messa a quattro voci ed salmi (1650), and the individual works by Monteverdi compiled in the collections of others, the so-called Fragments. To this is joined the cycle of operas directed by Sergio Vartolo and sung by casts of Italian early music specialists, including the first recording of the five-act version of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

These thoroughly researched, historically informed interpretations demonstrate Monteverdi’s pioneering and transformative role in the emergence and development of staged, dramatic vocal music. Also featured are the grand Vespers – sacred music in the Gregorian plainchant tradition but on an operatic scale – in a fantastic recording with fine Italian soloists and authentic period instruments including the early brass of La Pifarescha. Federico Bardazzi and Ensemble Felice make scrupulous interpretative decisions about the order of movements, interpolating the choral motets within the prescribed sequence of psalms to great effect. Finally, there are Monteverdi’s youthful three-part canzonettas, written when the composer was 17. They are rather simpler than the madrigals, both to sing and to appreciate, but their musical worth is amply demonstrated by the largely female voices of Armoniosoincanto joined by a mixed period-instrument ensemble of flutes, violas, theorbo and harpsichord. They impart just the right light-hearted mood and dramatic impact to the playful, folkloric secular strophic poetry.


  • Monteverdi: Il primo libro de madrigali, 1587
  • Monteverdi: Il secondo libro de madrigali, 1590
  • Monteverdi: Il terzo libro de madrigali, 1592
  • Monteverdi: Il quarto libro de madrigali, 1603
  • Monteverdi: Il quinto libro de madrigali, 1605
  • Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de madrigali, 1614
  • Monteverdi: Il settimo libro de madrigali, 1619 'Concerto'
  • Monteverdi: Il ottavo libro de madrigali, 1638 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi'
  • Monteverdi: Il nono libro de madrigali, 1651
  • Monteverdi: O ciechi il tanto affaticar, SV 252
  • Monteverdi: Voi ch'ascoltate
  • Monteverdi: È questa vita un lampo
  • Monteverdi: Spuntava il dì, SV 255
  • Monteverdi: Chi vol che m’innamori
  • Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi III alla francese, SV267
  • Monteverdi: Gloria a 7, SV 258
  • Monteverdi: Crucifixus, SV 259
  • Monteverdi: Pianto della Madonna 'Iam moriar, mi fili' (sopra il Lamento dell'Arianna), SV 288
  • Monteverdi: Et resurrexit, a quattro
  • Monteverdi: Et iterum
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum in sancta Eius
  • Monteverdi: Salve Regina, SV 285
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum
  • Monteverdi: Beatus vir (from Selva Morale e Spirituali)
  • Monteverdi: Sanctorum meritis (Primo)
  • Monteverdi: Dixit [Dominus] Primo
  • Monteverdi: Ab aeternum, SV 262
  • Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi Domine, SV266
  • Monteverdi: Memento Domine David
  • Monteverdi: Laudate pueri Primo
  • Monteverdi: Salve Regina, SV 284
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes II
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat Primo
  • Monteverdi: Gloria (1641)
  • Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus secondo a8 SV 192
  • Monteverdi: Deus tuorum militum sors et corona
  • Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi, Domine
  • Monteverdi: Iste confessor
  • Monteverdi: Beatus vir (second setting)
  • Monteverdi: Ut queant laxis, hymnus sancti Joannis
  • Monteverdi: Laudate pueri (Secondo)
  • Monteverdi: Deus tuorum militum sors et corona
  • Monteverdi: Credidi propter quod locutus sum, SV 275
  • Monteverdi: Jubilet a voce sola in dialogo
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat (Secondo)
  • Monteverdi: Salve Regina
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum
  • Monteverdi: Canzonette
  • Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)
  • Monteverdi: Cantate Domino
  • Monteverdi: O beatae viae
  • Monteverdi: Currite populi
  • Monteverdi: Ego flos campi
  • Monteverdi: Venite, venite
  • Monteverdi: Christe, adoramus te
  • Monteverdi: O quam pulchra es
  • Monteverdi: Salve Regina
  • Monteverdi: Fuge, anima mea
  • Monteverdi: Sancta Maria
  • Monteverdi: Domine, ne il furore
  • Monteverdi: Ego dormio
  • Monteverdi: Ecce sacrum paratum
  • Monteverdi: Salve Regina
  • Monteverdi: O bone Jesu, o piissime Jesu
  • Monteverdi: En gratulemur hodie, SV 302
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
  • Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe
  • Monteverdi: Messa a 4 voci da Cappella (1650)
  • Monteverdi: Dixit [Dominus] Primo
  • Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi, Domine
  • Monteverdi: Nisi Dominus a 6, SV201
  • Monteverdi: Laudate pueri
  • Monteverdi: Laetatus sum
  • Monteverdi: Lauda Jerusalem a 3, SV202
  • Monteverdi: Beatus vir (from Selva Morale e Spirituali)
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat Primo
  • Monteverdi: Missa 'In illo tempore' (1610)
  • Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus II
  • Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi Domine II, SV194
  • Monteverdi: Nisi Dominus a 6, SV201
  • Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum, SV197a
  • Monteverdi: Laetatus sum
  • Monteverdi: Laetaniae della Beata Vergine a 6 voci
  • Monteverdi: Lauda Jerusalem a 5, SV203
  • Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
  • Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
  • Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea
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Product Description:

  • Release Date: November 17, 2023

  • UPC: 5028421969107

  • Catalog Number: BRI96910

  • Label: Brilliant Classics

  • Number of Discs: 30

  • Period: Baroque

  • Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

  • Conductor: Krijn Koetsveld, Franco Radicchia, Federico Bardazzi, Sergio Vartolo

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Nuove Musiche, Armoniosoincanto, Ensemble San Felice

  • Performer: Le Nuove Musiche, Armoniosoincanto