Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Copy by an anonymous artist (Original painted by Bernardo Strozzi) Image from the BBC
BBC radio 3’s regular spotlight on composers, their music and their lives this week features Monteverdi and has a stunning line up of musical contributors.
Emmanuelle Haïm, Anthony Rooley, Ian Bostridge, Patrizia Ciofi, Harry Christophers, I Fagiolini, Alice Coote, Parley of Instruments, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, European Voices, Les Sacqueboutiers, Le Concert d’Astrée and many, many others.
The programme is broadcast Monday 18th to Friday 22nd June 2012 at noon each day and is repeated at 18.30 UK time. World time converter in the side bar — >
but these should be archived for re-listening on BBC iPlayer.
I can highly recommend this series as accessible, educational and enjoyable. Give it a try.
And if you revel this repertoire there is also ….
William Byrd part book, Lincoln Cathedral
Live from Christ Church, Spitalfields as part of the 2012 Spitalfields Festival
The Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner perform music by some of the great masters of English Renaissance polyphony – Tallis, White, Byrd and Tomkins – presenting an overview of the development of sacred music in England during the course of the sixteenth century.
Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum
Tallis: O nata lux
Tallis: Suscipe quaeso Domine
White: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Byrd: Ad Dominum cum tribablarer
Byrd: Turn our captivity, O Lord
Byrd: Vide, Domine, quoniam tribulor
Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Byrd: Infelix ego
Tomkins: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom
Byrd: Non nobis Domine
Monteverdi Choir. John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).