Monteverdi 24

Pablo Heras-Casado - Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble - Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:41 minutes | 1.27 GB
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A musical manifesto? Pablo Heras-Casado, leading the musicians of the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble into the heart of Monteverdi’s “Moral and Spiritual Forest”, captures the magic of its madrigals, psalm settings, Marian hymns, motets and mass settings collected in the monumental 1640 publication which forms a summation of the composer’s life’s work. His intensive activity as “maestro di cappella” at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice – a veritable haven for the musical avant-garde of his day – is typified by this selection of the choicest gems chosen from the imposing anthology.
Luca Dordolo, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Cantar Lontano & Marco Mencoboni - Monteverdi: Clorinda e Tancredi (2018)

Luca Dordolo, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Cantar Lontano & Marco Mencoboni - Monteverdi: Clorinda e Tancredi (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 332 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 12 | Time: 69:48 min

In Clorinda e Tancredi, a programme built around the vocal talents of soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli and tenor Luca Dordolo, Marco Mencoboni and Cantar Lontano provide a powerful display of how, in his later secular works, Claudio Monteverdi made the music serve the word at its most intense. A sequence of madrigals – in the broadest sense of the definition of the form – is spearheaded by a dramatic interpretation of the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (with Luca Dordolo as Testo).
Odhecaton, Paolo da Col & Liuwe Tamminga - Monteverdi: Missa in illo tempore (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Odhecaton, Paolo da Col & Liuwe Tamminga - Monteverdi: Missa in illo tempore (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:30 minutes | 1.08 GB
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Of all Monteverdi’s works, the Missa in illo tempore marks the most important link between the composer and the Franco-Flemish polyphonic tradition. It is here presented alongside motets by Giaches de Wert, maestro di cappella at the Mantuan court at the time when the young Monteverdi was engaged there as a violinist.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. I (2016) [24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. I (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:27 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Monteverdi’s sacred vocal compositions introduced the expression of powerful and personal emotions to the world of church music. Whilst it took him a number of years to find fulfilment in his work, Monteverdi was a revered composer within his lifetime and his music is regarded as revolutionary, marking the change from the Renaissance style to that of the Baroque. This album comprises some of the finest works from Monteverdi’s years as director of music at St Mark’s in Venice, published posthumously in 1650 as the Messa a quattro voci et salmi.
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - 1600 (2011/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - 1600 (2011/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:43 minutes | 545 MB
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More than any question of instruments, strings, bows, tunings, or temperaments, the modern historical performance movement is about attitude—the desire to find in ancient music a living voice, filtered through vigorous scholarship, willing to experiment and push boundaries, and, most of all, capture the depths of emotion hidden in the score.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 158:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 0398 | Recorded: 1988

John Eliot Gardiner’s recording was made live at the Göttingen Festival in 1988 … the exhilaration and intensity of the performance come over vividly, with superb singing from both chorus and an almost ideal line-up of soloists … as for the Monteverdi Choir, their clarity, incisiveness and beauty are a constant delight.
(Penguin Guide)
Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004) (Repost)

Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:40 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naive | Catalog: OP 30395

Sara Mingardo has been creating quite a stir in baroque circles but this is my first chance to catch up with her. In one sense she may be considered a "typical" baroque singer, in the sense that she uses a completely straight vocal production, from which vibrato has been rigorously excluded, and cultivates a somewhat plangent, nasal sound, with the result that a casual listener might suppose he was listening to a counter-tenor.
Maria Cristina Kiehr - Monteverdi: Pianto della Madonna (1999) (Repost)

Maria Cristina Kiehr - Monteverdi: Pianto della Madonna (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:47 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901680

Monteverdi's larger choral pieces are so masterly that they tend to overshadow his chamber scale sacred music the solo works in particular. Occasionally one or two of these exquisite motets will appear on a collection such as Paul McCreesh's Venetian Vespers, but rarely do they become the focus of an entire recording as they are here. The much-admired early-music diva Maria Cristina Kiehr has a slightly constricted quality to her voice that won't appeal to everyone, but her very narrow vibrato colors her sound without affecting her accuracy of pitch, spotless coloratura, or blend with period instruments (played beautifully here by Concerto Soave).
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.
Gianluigi Trovesi - All' Opera: Profumo Di Violetta (2008) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Gianluigi Trovesi - All' Opera: Profumo Di Violetta (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:25 minutes | 1,1 GB
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Italy’s great musical archaeologist and one of the outstanding improvisers of his country, reed player Gianluigi Trovesi indulges in his love for the emotional drama and musical beauty of Italian opera on Profumo di Violetta. The title simultaneously alludes to the protagonist of Verdi’s famous opera La traviata and to the flower’s sweet perfume. Accompanied by the characteristic North Italian provincial banda, a large wind orchestra with percussion, Trovesi embarks on a humorous journey through the history of the genre, starting with Monteverdi’s Orfeo and including many highlights from La traviata before briefly visiting Mascagni and Puccini. The popular and the sublime, irony and unrestrained pathos meet with an improvisational spirit that conveys the pure joy of music making. Trovesi’s opera project will appeal to both opera lovers and open-minded jazz enthusiasts.