Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)
Selva morale e spirituale
Gramophone Disc of the Month - October 2014
Unanimously recognised as one of the leading interpreters of Monteverdi, Rinaldo Alessandrini's recordings have become benchmark references. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of his orchestra, Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini returns to his preferred composer, creating, in the magnificent Basilica of Mantua, an imagined Vespers service for San Marco assembled from various parts of the 'Selva morale e spirituale' and gathering together the sublime Dixit Dominus, Laudate pueri, Magnificat...In doing so he has found "the expressive logic which is at the heart of the liturgies for which this music was composed". This represents Alessandrini's first volume in a complete recording of the Selva Morale.
BONUS DVD: L’umano e il suo divino, Alessandrini conducts Monteverdi, A film by Claudio Rufa.
Total timing CD 79’, DVD NTSC
Region code 0, 44-page colour booklet (FR,EN)
Sung texts included