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Reviews 2015: (UK) Opera Today Review: "Monteverdi by The Sixteen at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 12 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

"This was a concert where immense satisfaction was derived equally from the quality of musicianship displayed and the coherence and resourcefulness of the programme presented....

In 1610, Claudio Monteverdi published his Vespro della Beata Vergine for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.

It is a work notable for its assimilation of old and new styles, and liturgical and secular elements, though the precise origins and intention of the large-scale, 90-minute composition are unknown, and have been the subject of lively musicological debate. First printed in Venice in 1610, the work may have been ..."

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