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Reviews 2016: (FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter Review: "Monteverdi served by Rinaldo Alessandrini" (Dijon, Auditorium, 7 Apr 2016, by Eusebius)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

"After the Swiss (Hugues Cuenod in 1951, Edwin Loehrer and his Societa Cameristica di Lugano, in the following years), dozens of Baroque groups have taken on madrigals by Monteverdi, with very diverse results. Among their greatest performers, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, which he founded with Fabio Biondi there over thirty years. ...

He recorded them for Naïve in 1998, and the performance of which he gives us, almost twenty years later, is of accomplished maturity. The 14 performers sing and play standing, with the exception of two theorbo, placed on either side of the ensemble. Eight instruments, the quartet viola da Brazzo, soprano, alto, tenore e basso. The basso continuo is alternately assigned to the harpsichord or lutes and bass viol." ...

Visit the Musicologie.org website to read the full review (in French) or the Google translated version (HERE).

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