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Monteverdi Series, Vol. 3: Monteverdi: Sweet Torment

I Fagiolini, Barokksolistene, Robert Hollingworth

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Il quinto libro de madrigali  
Questi vaghi concenti
Giovanni Battista Guarini; Claudio Monteverdi; I Fagiolini; Barokksolistene; Robert Hollingworth
T’amo, mia vita!
Claudio Monteverdi; Giovanni Battista Guarini; Nicholas Mulroy; Julia Doyle; Charles Gibbs; Joy Smith; Eamonn Dougan; Clare Wilkinson; Eligio Quinteiro
Il sesto libro de madrigali  
Ohimè il bel viso
Claudio Monteverdi; Petrarch; Nicholas Mulroy; Julia Doyle; Eamonn Dougan; Clare Wilkinson; Charles Gibbs
Zefiro torna e 'l bel tempo rimena
Luca Marenzio; Petrarch; Charles Gibbs; Robert Hollingworth; Nicholas Mulroy; Clare Wilkinson; Anna Crookes
Scherzi musicali cioè arie, & madrigali in stil recitativo...  
Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti
Ottavio Rinuccini; Claudio Monteverdi; Catherine Pierron; Nicholas Hurndall Smith; Eligio Quinteiro; Nicholas Mulroy; Joy Smith
Concerto. Settimo libro de madrigali  
Ohimè, dov’è il mio ben?
Claudio Monteverdi; Bernardo Tasso; Clare Wilkinson; Julia Doyle; Joy Smith; Eligio Quinteiro
Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze...  
Si dolce è ’l tormento
Claudio Monteverdi; Nicholas Mulroy; Frances Kelly; Eligio Quinteiro
Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi... Libro ottavo  
Or che ’l ciel e la terra
Petrarch; Claudio Monteverdi; Eamonn Dougan; Nicholas Hurndall Smith; Eligio Quinteiro; Charles Gibbs; Bjarte Eike; Joy Smith; Peter Spissky; Anna Crookes; Clare Wilkinson; Steven Devine; Nicholas Mulroy
Gira il nemico insidioso
Claudio Monteverdi; Giulio Strozzi; Catherine Pierron; Eligio Quinteiro; Charles Gibbs; Nicholas Mulroy; Eamonn Dougan
Ballo delle Ingrate
Ottavio Rinuccini; Claudio Monteverdi; Terence R. Charlston; Clare Wilkinson; Barokksolistene; Fiona Ritchie; Julia Doyle; Catherine Pierron; Jonathan Sells; Joy Smith; Anna Crookes; Eligio Quinteiro
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Total Playing Time    78:54
"Four Stars ... performed by these gifted musicians with their customary flair and sensibility."
- The Telegraph

"Five Stars ... the experience and flair of I Fagiolini is clearly demonstrated across these styles and textures ... beautiful solo soprano singing ... the Baroque instrumentalists under violinist Bjarte Eike add much to the Ballo della Ingrate ... the high plucked strings are magical ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

On this third volume of Monteverdi madrigals, British vocal group I Fagiolini once again demonstrates the astonishing range of the composer’s secular music, accompanied on some pieces by Baroque ensemble Barokksolistene. The programme ranges from the works of his early Mantuan maturity to the Baroque glories of his Venetian years and back to the Seconda pratica with the magnificent Ballo delle Ingrate, a 32-minute drama from 1608.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford; 27 - 29 January 2009
Recording producer: Rachel Smith
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Paul Quilter
Editor: Rachel Smith
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: ‘Couple in front of wall’, photograph by Frédéric Cirou © Getty Images
Back cover: photograph of I Fagiolini by Eric Richmond
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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