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Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 - Gareth Morrell (tenor); Ian Honeyman (tenor); Jeffrey Strauss (baritone); Jennifer Ellis Kampani (soprano);...
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  1. Vespro della beata vergine, for chorus & instruments, SV 206
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In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Monteverdi's Vespro della beata Vergine, in 2010 Avie reissued the 1999 recording by the exemplary Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra, Apollo's Fire, founded and conducted by Jeannette Sorrell. Even more than most scores of the early Baroque, this 90-minute piece is fraught with textual ambiguities, and the success of a performance can depend on the conductor's editorial as well as interpretive skills. Sorrell explains her rationale about just what to include and how ...