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Monteverdi's Fifth Book of Madrigals

Robert Hollingworth explores Monteverdi's Fifth Book of Madrigals. It was a pivotal work in the development of the madrigal and was the first to introduce instrumental parts.

Robert Hollingworth explores Monteverdi's Fifth Book of madrigals. This book was a pivotal work in the development of the madrigal; Monteverdi developed the expressive and dramatic style from his previous book of madrigals, and he introduced instruments to the 5-voice ensemble, the beginning of the 'madrigale concertato' style. The forward-looking declamatory style of this book of madrigals heralded a new dramatic era; just two years later Monteverdi wrote his opera Orfeo.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Cruda Amarilli, che col nome ancora (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 30-166.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ahi, come a un vago sol cortese giro (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina (director)

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD 920925.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Era l'anima mia (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 30-166.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Troppo ben puo (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 410 291-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Amor se giusto sei (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 410 291-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    T'amo, mia vita! (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: I Fagiolini, Barrokksolistene, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • CHACONNE.
    • CHAN 0760.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O Mirtillo, Mirtill'anima mia (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina (director)

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD 920925.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ahi come a un vago sol (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 410 291-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ahi come a un vago sol (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 30-166.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ahi come a un vago sol (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • CHACONNE.
    • CHAN 0730.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    M'è più dolce penar (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 410 291-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    M'è più dolce penar (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 30-166.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ch'io t'ami (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • CHACONNE.
    • CHAN 0730.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Questi vaghi concenti (from Fifth Book of Madrigals)

    Performers: I Fagiolini, Barokksolistene, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • CHACONNE.
    • CHAN 0760.

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