Monteverdi meets World

July 10, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Portrait of young Monteverdi holding a viol
‘Portrait of a Musician,' thought to be Claudio Monteverdi, c.1590, by a Cremonese artist

The recent wave of “early-fusion” interpretations of Monteverdi includes merging the music of 17th century master with swing era rhythms, Argentinian tango, and Georgian polyphonic singing.


Playlist to include modern and folkloric performances by the stylish European ensembles L’Arpeggiata, La Chimera, and La Tempête and by soprano Nora Fischer.