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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 October 2008

Donald Macleod visits Venice for this special series on Monteverdi.

He explores Monteverdi's musical life beyond St Mark's Basilica and talks to Professor David Bryant about the extraordinary diversity of Venetian music-making in Monteverdi's day.

Come dolce hoggi l'auretta
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Poppy Holden (sopranos)
Consort Of Musicke
Anthony Rooley (director)

Fugge, anima mea
Concerto Vocale
William Christie (harpsichord)
Konrad Junghanel (theorbo)

Selva morale e spirituale (excerpts)
Soloists
Cantus Colln
Konrad Junghanel (lute and director)

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Concerto Vocale
Rene Jacobs (harpsichord and director).

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