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Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine / Marin-Degor, Wieczorek, Stefanowicz, Agnew, Cornwell, Félix, Bayley, Les Arts Florissants, Christie

2 Ratings: 5.0
Classical album by Artur Stefanowicz, Béatrice Martin, Claudio Monteverdi, Fabian Schofrin, Giovanni Paolo Cima, Jonathan Cable, Maryseult Wieczorek, Paul Agnew, Sophie Marin-Degor, and William Christie

Monteverdi'sVespersis a monumental collection of musical settings of liturgical texts for a service in honor of the Virgin. It presents a cornucopia of styles, stretching from traditional plainchant to a forward-looking, innovative aesthetic, and bridges … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine...
review by . October 06, 2008
posted in Music Matters
If your heart pants for a monumental choral performance of the Vespers, the kind that would fill a basilica with sound, this interpretation by William Christie is the best you'll find. In addition to the nine soloists, Christie employs three chanters and a chorus of twenty-seven; the surprise, with all those voices, is that he doesn't sacrifice much clarity or tonal definition. Verily, recording technology is showing promise! Christie's regular orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, is fortified for this …
review by . April 10, 2006
For those who have had the privilege of singing in a chorus that has performed the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, this splendid recording by the redoubtable William Christie and Les Arts Florissants will be a nostalgic thrill. Music such as this mighty work are the specialty of Christie and he and his forces manage to recreate the ambience and reverberation sounds of the massive cathedrals where the work was originally performed.    Though a lengthy piece, the variation in sounds …
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