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Monteverdi lobbied hard to be put in charge of music at Mantua but he found the work stressful and underpaid, plus his unorthodox musical style was coming under fire. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Io mi son giovinetta

    Performer: Concerto Italiano, directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini

    • Opus OPS3081.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    E così, a poco a poco

    Performer: Monteverdi: Questi vaghi concenti Performer: Delitiae Musicae, directed by Marco Longhini

    • Naxos 8555311,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Cruda Amarilli

    Performer: Monteverdi: O Mirtillo Performer: Delitiae Musicae, directed by Marco Longhini

    • Naxos 8555311,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Mass 'In Illo Tempore' (Kyrie & Gloria)

    Performer: The Sixteen, Margaret Phillips (organ), conducted by Harry Christophers

    • Hyperion CDA66214,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Quel' augellin che canta

    Performer: The Consort of Musicke, directed by Anthony Rooley

    • Musica Oscura 070995,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Tirsi e Clori

    Performer: I Fagiolini, Dir Robert Hollingworth

    • Chandos, CHAN0749,.

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