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Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants directed by Paul Agnew at the 2013 Haut Jura Festival in France. With music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries, including his Fifth Book of Madrigals.

The Haut Jura Festival takes place every June in the Jura mountains that straddle France's eastern frontier with Switzerland. The Festival's centre is at Saint-Claude in France, but in today's Radio 3 Lunchtime concert of early music you can hear highlights from a concert given as part of last year's festival just over the Swiss border, at the pretty church in the village of Le Brassus. The acclaimed ensemble Les Arts Florissants with their Associate Music Director Paul Agnew perform Italian music: their programme centres on Monteverdi - madrigals from the fifth of the eight books of madrigals he published - and also features music by his Italian contemporaries Luca Marenzio and Emilio de' Cavalieri.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Emilio de' Cavalieri

    Sinfonia for the end of the First Act of Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Emilio de' Cavalieri

    Sinfonia for the end of the Second Act of Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Cruda Amarilli [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 1]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O Mirtillo [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 2]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ahi come a un vago sol cortese giro [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 14]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Troppo ben puo questo tiranno amore [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 15]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Era l'anima mia [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 2]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Amor, se giusto sei [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 16]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Luca Marenzio

    Sinfonia from La Pellegrina (second Intermedio)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ch'io t'ami [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 9]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    T'amo, mia vita [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 17]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Deh, bella e cara [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 10]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    E cosi a poco a poco [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 18]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ma tu, piu che mai dura [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 11]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Questi vaghi concenti [Fifth Book of Madrigals, No. 19]

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants.

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