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Monteverdi: Il terzo libro de madrigali - Andrés Montilla (alto); Elena Carzaniga (alto); Francesca Cassinari (soprano); Gabriele Lombardi (bass);...
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  1. Madrigals, Book 3, for 5 voices, SV 60-74
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Prior to the group's pathbreaking, operatically dramatic performances of High Baroque music, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano made several recordings of Monteverdi's madrigals. The Book III set of 1592, however, is approached by the group for the first time here. The group brings to it two more decades of experience in the gestures and spirit of Baroque opera. Book III is ostensibly early Monteverdi, all a cappella, with a regular complement of voices, but the composer, by this time, had gotten wind of the new ...