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Composer of the Week: Monteverdi


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2/5. When Monteverdi lost both his wife and his favourite pupil within six months of one another, he buried himself in his work, producing an extraordinary collection of madrigals on the themes of love and death. He also completed an opera, LArianna, and a ballet for the lavish wedding celebrations for the Duke of Mantua's son. Donald Macleod introduces these works, which helped establish Monteverdi's reputation both in Italy and the rest of Europe.
Dara la Notte il Sol; Lamento d'Arianna
Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
IIBallodellelngrate Red Byrd , Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Director: Iiballodellelngrate Red Byrd
Director: Peter Holman

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Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

BBC Radio 3, 5 April 2005 12.00

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