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Monteverdi: Flaming heart ()

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composed by Claudio Monteverdi

The group I Fagiolini ("The Green Beans") is British, not Italian, dating back to a student ensemble formed at Oxford University in the 1980s. The booklet notes ask straightforwardly why, with the profusion of spectacular Italian (and, they might have added, French) takes on Monteverdi's music over the last few years, an English contribution is needed; part of the answer refers justifiably to the group's sheer love of Monteverdi's music. It need not have defended this approach, for this disc definitely fills a niche. Many ...

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  1. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Prologo: La Musica
  2. Luci serene e chiare, voi m'incendete, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 81
  3. Anima mia, perdona, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 80
  4. Tempro la cetra, madrigal for tenor & strings (from Book 7), SV 117
  5. Ahi, com'a un vago sol cortese giro, madrigal for 5 voices & continuo (from Book 5), SV 101
  6. Con che soavitą, labbra odorate, madrigal for soprano and instruments (from Book 7), SV 139
  7. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Sinfonia
  8. Ch'io t'ami e t'ami piu de la mia vita, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 5), SV 98
  9. Se pur destina e vole il cielo, for tenor & continuo (from Madrigals, Book 7), SV 142
  10. Parlo, miser'o taccio?, madrigal for 2 sopranos & bass (from Book 7), SV 136
  11. Movete al mio bel suon le piante snelle, semi-dramatic ballet (from Book 8), SV 154: Volgendo il ciel
  12. Longe da te, cor mio, struggomi di dolore, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 92
  13. Piagn' e sospira, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 93
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Monteverdi: Flaming heart
2007, Chandos

UPC: 095115073025


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