In celebration of the 450th anniversary year of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, Ensemble Oltremontano and the Ricercar Consort present the first ten parts of Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610, joined by soloists renowned in the early music world. Next week, we’ll complete the Vespers, as well as hear a selection of Monteverdi’s madrigals, sung in Italian.
Tonight’s program features a recording made live in concert at the Basel Cathedral in Basel, Switzerland, as part of the Basel Early Music Festival.
Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)
Céline Scheen, Adriana Fernández; sopranos; Pascal Bertin, Jan Böner; countertenors; Valerio Contaldo, Hans-Jörg Mammel, Lluís Vilamajó; tenors; Stephan MacLeod, Salvo Vitale; basses
Ensemble Oltremontano / Wim Becu, Director
Doron Sherwin, Adrien Mabire, Anna Herer-Schall; cornett; Adam Woolf, Adam Bregman, Wim Becu; bass trombone
Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot, Director
Sophie Gent, Tuoo Suni; violin; Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba; Giovanni Pessi, triple harp; Eduardo Egüez, theorbo; Maude Gratton, organ
Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)