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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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Sancta Maria

    Performer: Ex Cathedra, cond. Jeffrey Skidmore

    • ASV CDGAU174,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna

    Performer: Chiaroscuro, directed by Nigel Rogers

    • Virgin Classics VER5611652,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Lamento d'Arianna

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

    • Harmonia Mundi, HMT7901129,.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Il ballo delle ingrate

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

    • Helios, CDH55165,.

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