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Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (UK) Wigmore Series Concert: Les Talens Lyriques (5 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

Christophe Rousset was already well-established as a harpsichordist when, in 1991, he created Les Talens Lyriques – the Parisian period ensemble that specialises in unearthing treasures of the French Baroque but carries its combination of brilliance, vigour and scholarship into other territories. …
   

Chief among them is Monteverdi, who dominates this programme with perhaps the most exquisite of all his madrigal-settings. Written for two tenors and continuo, Zefiro torna is a smilingly exuberant showpiece of Baroque musicianship, designed to be a 17th-century smash-hit, as it remains today. …”


 Programme

Monteverdi

From Settimo libro de madrigal:

  • Chiome d’oro
  • O come sei gentile

Castello

Deuxième Sonate from Sonate concertate in stilo moderno

Monteverdi

From Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi, libro ottavo:

  • O sia tranquillo il mare
  • Ardo e scoprir

Fontana

Sonata settima

Monteverdi

  • Excerpts from Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
  • Mentre vaga angioletta from Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi, libro ottavo
  • Zefiro torna from Madrigali e canzonette a due e tre voci
  • Excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea

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