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Les Arts Florissants perform Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book II

The complete Monteverdi madrigals – Paul Agnew, conductor

Les Arts Florissants perform Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book II The complete Monteverdi madrigals – Paul Agnew, conductor

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The Arts Florissants continue to perform Monteverdi's complete madrigals. For this concert they perform the Second Book.

Among the twenty madrigals that are part of Monteverdi's Second Book (that was published in 1590), nine are musical translations on poems written by Torquato Tasso, who was already considered in his lifetime as the greatest poet in Italy. However Torquato Tasso gradually sinked into madness. He was committed in 1577 after a paranoia crisis, then again in 1579 during seven years in Sant'Anna de Ferrare hospital.

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Program

  • Giaches de Wert, Settimo Libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, 1581
    • Giunto a la tomba
  • Giaches de Wert, Ottavo Libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, 1586
    • Vezzosi augelli
  • Luca Marenzio, Madrigali a quattro voci, 1585
    • Non vidi mai
  • Claudio Monteverdi, Secondo libro de madrigali
    • 1. Non si levava ancor l'alba novella
    • 2. E dicea l'una sospirando allora
    • 3. Bevea fillide mia
    • 4. Dolcissimi legami
    • 5. Non giacinti o narcisi
    • 6. Intorno a due vermiglie e vaghe labra
    • 7. Non sono in queste rive
    • 8. Tutte le bocche belle
    • 9. Donna, nel mio ritorno
    • 10. Quell'ombra esser vorrel
    • 11. S'andasse amor a caccia
    • 12. Mentr'io mirava fiso
    • 15. Se tu mi lassi, perfida, tuo danno!
    • 17. Crudel, perché mi fuggi?
    • 13. Ecco mormorar l'onde
    • 16. La bocca onde l'asprissime parole
    • 14. Dolcemente dormiva la mia clori
    • 18. Questo specchio ti dono
    • 19. Non m'è grave il morire
    • 20. Ti sponto l'ali, amor, la donna mia
    • 21. Cantai un tempo, e, se fu dolce il canto

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Isabelle Soulard
  • Venue: Philharmonie de Paris – Philharmonie 2 (former Cité de la musique) (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: Dec. 16, 2011, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Production: © CLC Productions / Les Arts Florissants

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