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Baroque Spring: Monteverdi Opera

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 March 2013

As part of Baroque Spring Catherine Bott uses the themes of gods and monsters to look at the brilliant characterisation in Monteverdi's operas. Looking specifically at L'Orfeo and L'Incoronazione di Poppea Catherine shows how Monteverdi treats works of mythological stories with very modern dramatic devices.

Broadcast as part of Radio 3's "Baroque Spring".

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Claudio Monteverdi 'Possente spirto' from 'L'Orfeo', Act 3

    Performers: John Mark Ainsley (tenor), New London Consort, Philip Pickett (conductor)

    L’OISEAU-LYRE, 433 547-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi Sinfonia/Nulla presa per huom (before Act 4 of 'L'Orfeo')

    Performers: New London Consort, Philip Pickett (conductor)

    L’OISEAU-LYRE, 433 547-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi 'Donde vieni? Ove vai?', 'Tu se'morta' (from 'L'Orfeo)

    Performers: Catherine Bott (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), New London Consort, Philip Pickett (conductor)

    L’OISEAU-LYRE, 433 547-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi Sinfonia and Prologue from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 1

    Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Catherine Bott (soprano), Marinella Pennicchi (soprano), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV, 447 088-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi 'Tu che dagli avi miei' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 2

    Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV, 447 088-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi Adagiati, Poppea…oblivion' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea

    Performers: Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV, 447 088-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi 'Amici e giunta l'ora' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 2

    Performers: Francesco Ellero D’Artegna (bass), Roberto Balconi, Mark Tucker & Julian Clarkson (chorus), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV, 447 088-2

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    Claudio Monteverdi 'Pur ti miro' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 3

    Performers: Sylvia McNair (soprano), Dana Hanchard (soprano), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV, 447 088-2

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:05

    Claudio Monteverdi Possente spirto from L'Orfeo, Act 3

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:23

    Claudio Monteverdi 'Donde vieni? Ove vai?', 'Tu se' morta' (from L'Orfeo)

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:29

    Claudio Monteverdi Sinfonia and Prologue from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 1

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:38

    Claudio Monteverdi 'Tu che dagli avi miei' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 2

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:56

    Claudio Monteverdi 'Pur ti miro' from 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', Act 3

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