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Monteverdi 450: Les Talens Lyriques

Live from St John's Smith Square in London, Martin Handley presents a concert of music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries, with Christophe Rousset conducting Les Talens Lyriques.

Monteverdi 450: Les Talens Lyriques
Live from St John's Smith Square, Christophe Rousset directs Les Talens Lyriques in music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. In a programme that they have called 'Zefiro Torna,' this leading French early music ensemble explore the opposition between life's beauties and death's violence as portrayed by Monteverdi. Born four hundred and fifty years ago this year, Monteverdi was the pivotal figure as music moved from the polyphonic world of the Renaissance to the solo voice and instrumental world of the Baroque. Les Talens Lyrique's programme draws on some of the most beautiful music from Monteverdi's madrigals of Love and War and also from his ground breaking operas, L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria. As Les talens Lyriques say: "All human sentiments are here, from the the lightest to the most profound, all captured in music that even today sounds astonishingly modern."
Presented by Martin Handley

Monteverdi: Chiome d'oro & O come sei gentile from 7th Madrigal Book (1619)

Castello: Second Sonata (1621)

Monteverdi: O sia tranquillo il mare & Ardo e scoprir from 8th Madrigal Book (1638)

Fontana: Seventh Sonata

Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (1640) - selections

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (organ/harpsichord/ director)

INTERVAL

Monteverdi: Mentre vaga angioletta from 8th Madrigal Book (1638)

Monteverdi: Zefiro torna from 9th Madrigal Book (1642)

Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1642) - selections

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and Anders J. Dahlin (tenors)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (organ/harpsichord/ director).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Chiome d'oro, O come sei gentile

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Dario Castello

      Second Sonata

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      O sia tranquillo il mare, Ardo e scoprir

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Gianni Fontana

      Sonata settima

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (extracts)

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
  • Interval

    • Gian Francesco Malipiero

      Impressioni dal vero II

      Conductor: Orchestra sinfonica di Roma. Conductor: Francesco La Vecchia.
  • Part 2

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Mentre vaga angioletta

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Zefiro Torno

      Ensemble: Claudio Monteverdi. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'incoronazione di Poppea (extracts)

      Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
  • Post-concert

    • AndrĂ© Messager

      The Two Pigeons - Act Two

      Music Arranger: John Lanchbery. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Lanchbery.

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