Wednesday 8 June 2022 7:30PM

La Nuova Musica; Julia Doyle soprano; Eleanor Minney mezzo-soprano; Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano; Joseph Wicks high-tenor; Guy Cutting tenor; Benjamin Durrant tenor; William Gaunt bass

Monteverdi Madrigals

Information

Download the PDF programme and song sheet/translations here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.

Additional Artist
We are pleased to announce that Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) will be joining La Nuova Musica for this evening’s concert. The programme remains the same.

Archived

  • La Nuova Musica
  • Julia Doyle soprano
  • Eleanor Minney mezzo-soprano
  • Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
  • Joseph Wicks high-tenor
  • Guy Cutting tenor
  • Benjamin Durrant tenor
  • William Gaunt bass

Monteverdi wrote his madrigals throughout a long and illustrious life - ranging from the brevity and harmonic delicacy of the first book for five solo voices and no continuo, all the way through to the magnificence of Book 8 - complete with obbligato violins and a plethora of continuo instruments. The uniting themes of love, loss and desire are vividly brought to life through Monteverdi's pen and often exquisite texts. Despite them being written over 400 years ago, they speak with immediacy and eternal truth to 21st-century ears.

  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
      • Hor che’l ciel e la terra e’l vento tace
      • Con che soavità, labbra odorate
      • Zefiro torna e’l bel tempo rimena
      • Cruda Amarilli
      • Sfogava con le stelle
      • 'Rimanti in pace' a la dolente e bella
      • Dolcissimi legami
      • Filli cara et amata
  • Interval
      • Poi che del mio dolore
      • Crudel, perché mi fuggi
      • Perfidissimo volto
      • Quell’augellin che canta
      • E cosí a poco a poco
      • Sestina: Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata
      • Tempro la cetra, e per cantar gli onori
      • Altri canti d’Amor, tenero arciero

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