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Episode 4

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 March 2011

A royal wedding gives Monteverdi and the whole court at Mantua a chance to dazzle, but will the strain prove too much for the beleaguered composer? Presented by Donald Macleod.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Sancta Maria

    Performer: Ex Cathedra, cond. Jeffrey Skidmore

    ASV CDGAU174,

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Zefiro torna

    Performer: Chiaroscuro, directed by Nigel Rogers

    Virgin Classics VER5611652,

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna

    Performer: Helga Müller-Molinari (mezzo soprano), Concerto Vocale

    Harmonia Mundi, HMT7901129,

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Il ballo delle ingrate

    Performer: Red Byrd, The Parley of instruments, directed by Peter Holman

    Helios, CDH55165,

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