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Monteverdi: Night. Stories of Lovers and Warriors - Anna Simboli (soprano); Aurelio Schiavoni (alto); Concerto Italiano; Gianluca Ferrarini (tenor); Matteo Bellotto (bass);...
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  1. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Act 3. Sinfonia
  2. Hor ch'el ciel e la terra e'l vento tace, madrigal for 6 voices and 2 violins (from Book 8), SV 147
  3. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: Cos sol d'una chiara fonte viva (II)
  4. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: Sinfonia
  5. Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, dramatic cantata (from Book 8), SV 153
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  1. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Act 3. Sinfonia
  2. Hor ch'el ciel e la terra e'l vento tace, madrigal for 6 voices and 2 violins (from Book 8), SV 147
  3. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: Cos sol d'una chiara fonte viva (II)
  4. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: Sinfonia
  5. Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, dramatic cantata (from Book 8), SV 153
  6. Madrigals, Book 3, for 5 voices, SV 60-74: Lamento: Vivr fra i miei tormenti e le mie cure (I)
  7. Madrigals, Book 3, for 5 voices, SV 60-74: Ma dove, oh lasso me! dove restaro (II)
  8. Madrigals, Book 3, for 5 voices, SV 60-74: Lo pur verr l dove ste, e voi (III)
  9. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, opera in 3 acts, SV 325: Scene 5. Sinfonia
  10. Lamento Della Ninfa, madrigal in 3 sections for 1-4 voices (from Book 8), SV 163: Non havea febo ancora recato al mondo il di (I)
  11. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: Amor - dicea (II)
  12. Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167: S tra sdegnosi pianti (III)
  13. Al lume delle stelle, madrigal for 2 sopranos, tenor & bass (from Book 7), SV 138
  14. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, opera in 3 acts, SV 325: Act 1, Scene 2: Sinfonia
  15. A Dio, Florida bella, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 6), SV 110
  16. Madrigals, Book 7, for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 117-145: Sinfonia
  17. Ecco mormorar l'onde, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 2), SV 51
  18. Quando l'alba in oriente, madrigal for 3 voices (from Scherzi musicali a tre voci), SV 233
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A major figure in the transition between the Renaissance and the Baroque era, Claudio Monteverdi composed in both the polyphonic prima pratica , as represented by some of his sacred music, and the seconda pratica that he introduced in his operas and madrigals. These works were vehicles for expressing strong emotions through a variety of innovative methods, such as dramatic recitatives, vivid instrumental effects, plangent cross relations and other dissonances, and the juxtapostion of sections of contrasting keys and ...

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