Monteverdi 450: Sacred&Secular

October 11, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Members of the Ricercar Consort
Members of the Ricercar Consort

On last week’s program, we heard the Ricercar Consort, Ensemble Oltremontano , and vocal soloists in the first ten sections of the Vespers of 1610, recorded live in concert as part of the  Basel Early Music Festival. Tonight, we’ll hear the rest of the Vespers Monteverdi’s masterpiece. But before we get to the sacred, we’ll turn to the secular, and five madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, performed by Profeti della Quinta, in celebration of the 450th anniversary year of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643).

Filli cara e amata, from ‘Madrigali, libro primo’ (1587)
Rimanti in pace, from ‘Il terzo libro de madrigali’ (1592)
Ohimè se tanto amato, from ‘Il quarto libro de madrigali’ (1603)
Zefiro torna e’l bel tempo rimena, from ‘Il sesto libro de madrigali’ (1614)
E così a poco a poco, from ‘Il quinto libro de madrigali’ (1605)

Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta
Director: Elam Rotem
Doron Schleifer, David Feldman, cantus; Dino Lüthy, Jakob Pilgram, Dan Dunkelblum; tenor; Elam Totem, bass
Orí Harmelin, lute; archlute

Recorded live in concert 28 August 2013, St. Martin’s Church, Basel, Switzerland

Vespro delle Beata Vergine (1610)
Sonata sopra ‘Sancta Maria’
Hymnus: Ave maris stella
Magnificat, a 7

Céline Scheen, Adriana Fernandez; soprano
Pascal Bertin, Jan Börner; counter-tenor
Valerio Contaldo, Hans-Jörg Mammel,Julian Prégardien, LLuís Vilamajó; tenor
Stephan MacLeod, Salvo Vitale; bass

Ensemble Oltremontano
Director: Wim Becu
Doron Sherwin, Adrien Mabire, Anna Harer-Schall; cornett
Adam Woolf, Adam Bregman; trombone
Wim Becu; bass trombone

The Ricercar Consort
Director: Philippe Pierlot
Sophie Gent, Tuomo Suni; violin
Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
Giovanna Pessi, triple harp
Eduardo Egüez, theorbo
Maude Gratton, organ

Recorded live in concert, Basil Cathedral, Switzerland

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)