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of the Week: Monteverdi
With Donald Macleod.
3: Vespro della Beata Virgine
Monteverdi wrote the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin when he was still master of music at the court of Mantua. He had wanted to leave his job there for some time and was trying to get a letter of honourable dismissal from the Duke: "this is the best possible thing because I shall have a change of air, work and fortune". Perhaps he wrote the Vespers as part of an elaborate portfolio for prospective employers. Donald Macleod introduces sections of this work and examines some of the theories surrounding its composition and performance. Domine ad Adjuvandum
Marco Beasley (tenor), Swiss Radio Chorus, I Barocchisti, conductor Diego Fasolis Dixit Dominus Sophie Marin-Degor and Maryseult Wieczorek (sopranos), Artur Stefanowicz (countertenor), Paul Agnew and Joseph Cornwell (tenors), Thierry Felix and Clive Bayley (basses), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie Duo Seraphim
Guy de Mey, Gerd Turk and Gian Paolo Fagotto (tenors), La Capella Reial , director Jordi Savall
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria London
Oratory Junior Choir, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
Magnificat Mariella Pennicchi and Anna Simboli (sopranos), Marco Beasley ,
Sandro Naglia and Luca Dordolo (tenors), Furio Zanasi , Alfredo Grandini and Daniele Carnovich (basses), I Barocchisti, conductor Diego Fasolis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Tenor: Marco Beasley
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Sopranos: Maryseult Wieczorek
Sopranos: Artur Stefanowicz
Unknown: Paul Agnew
Tenors: Joseph Cornwell
Tenors: Thierry Felix
Tenors: Clive Bayley
Director: William Christie
Director: Duo Seraphim
Unknown: Gerd Turk
Unknown: Gian Paolo
Tenors: La Capella Reial
Director: Jordi Savall
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Magnificat Mariella Pennicchi
Sopranos: Anna Simboli
Sopranos: Marco Beasley
Sopranos: Sandro Naglia
Tenors: Luca Dordolo
Tenors: Furio Zanasi
Tenors: Alfredo Grandini
Basses: Daniele Carnovich
Conductor: Diego Fasolis

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