The Heritage Of Monteverdi

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Label: Ricercar
Catalog: RIC374
Format: CD

Elwes, John; Dyck, Stephan van; Kiehr, María Cristina; Lamy, Hervé; Kennedy, Raphaële; Pluhar, Christina; Mammel, Hans Jörg; Papasergio, Jérémie; Spaeter, Matthias; Delcampe, Laure; Laethem, Katelijine van; Banholzer, Jürgen; Aymes, Jean-Marc; Bötticher, Jörg-Andreas; Tubéry, Jean; Messthaler, Ulrich; La Fenice; Saragosse, Jean-Claude

This extensive release, recorded between 1995 and 2000 make up a fabulous anthology of early seventeenth-century Italian music. A large number of composers are gathered around the central figure of Claudio Monteverdi; while some of them, like Salomone Rossi, Biagio Marini, and Dario Castello, are among the musicians with whom he worked in Mantua or Venice, others illustrate the extraordinary musical creativity of the period, whether it be Sigismondo d’India, Tarquinio Merula, Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Grandi, or so many other lesser-known personalities, each of whom helped to build the rapidly growing edifice of Italian Baroque music.

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