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Les Arts Florissants perform Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book IV

The complete Monteverdi madrigals – Paul Agnew, conductor

Beginning of a second season for the complete Monteverdi madrigals, a project initiated by tenor Paul Agnew and followed by singers of Les Arts Florissants: an even broadcast live from the Cité de la musique in Paris!

It is a gigantic project, programmed on several seasons, that Paul Agnew has initiated. The goal is to give a live performance of the eight books of madrigals by Monteverdi, one at a time, in the right order, and in their complete version. And for each concert, Paul Agnew also picks a few madrigals by other composers, who might have been a source of inspiration for Monteverdi.

This concert will be the occasion to hear the Fourth book, maybe the most pioneering of all books, not very liked by the time it was first premiered.

This concert is part of the complete Monteverdi Madrigals series performed by Les Arts Florissants conducted by Paul Agnew at the Cité de la Musique, the théâtre de Caen and the Valladolid Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes and all through Europe.

Les Arts Florissants are supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, la Ville de Caen and the Région Basse-Normandie. They are in residency at the théâtre de Caen. IMERYS and ALSTOM are the great benefactors of Les Arts Florissants.

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Broadcast date : Nov. 27, 2012, 7 p.m.

Les Arts Florissants


Paul Agnew conductor, tenor
Francesca Boncompagni soprano
Maud Gnidzaz soprano
Lucile Richardot contralto
Sean Clayton tenor
Lisandro Abadie bass

Movie director : Isabelle Soulard
Playlist : Paul Agnew's Playlist

Duration : 01 h 03 min
Location : Cité de la musique (Paris, France)
Production date : 2012
Production : © CLC Productions / Les Arts Florissants



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