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Monteverdi Vespers, Michel van der Aa, Christopher Page

Tom Service explores Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with some of its most passionate interpreters including John Eliot Gardiner, Andrew Parrott and Paul McCreesh. He also talks to Dutch composer Michel van der Aa about his multi-media opera set in the waiting room of heaven "After Life", and reviews Christopher Page's new book "The Christian West and its Singers" which charts music in the first millenium since the birth of Christ. Produced by Brian Jackson.

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45 minutes

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Sat 8 May 2010 12:15

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