s Il bel viso – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


21/08/2020 — 20:00
Amuz | Antwerpen | BE
Claudio Monteverdi [1567–1643]

A florilegium of madrigals

Volgendo il ciel per l’immortal sentiero
[SV154] – Rinuccini/Libro VIII – SSATB + 2vn / bc

Ohime il bel viso
[SV112] – Petrarca/Libro VI – SSATB + lute

Interludio (Instrumental)

Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera
[SV155] – Marino/Libro VIII – SSATTB + 2vn / bc

Sfogava con le stelle
[SV78] Rinuccini/Libro IV, 1603 – SSATB

Amor che deggio far
[SV144] – Anon/Libro VII – SSTB + 2vn / bc

Interludio (Instrumental)

Non havea Febo ancora: Lamento della ninfa
[SV163] – Rinuccini/Libro VIII – STTB + bc

Hor che’l ciel e la terra e’l vento tace
[SV147] – Petrarca/ Libro VIII – SSATTB + 2vn / bc

Soloists of Collegium Vocale Gent

Philippe Herreweghe musical direction

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Il bel viso

If there were one composer who embodies the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque, it would have to be Claudio Monteverdi. Born in 1567, in his long career as a violinist, singer, maestro di capella and composer, he was at the Gonzaga court in Mantua and San Marco in Venice. His music walks the fine line between tradition and revolutionary innovation, whether sacred music, opera or madrigals. His compositional evolution can certainly be closely followed in the eight madrigal books he published between 1587 and 1638. Il bel viso is a refined anthology of the most beautiful madrigals from this oeuvre in which we witness Monteverdi’s constant search for the expression of the human pysche!

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