s Vespro della Beata Vergine – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


18/09/2022 — 17:00
Tonhalle | Zürich | CH
Claudio Monteverdi [1567–1643]

Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Dorothee Mields soprano
Barbora Kabátková soprano
William Knight high tenor
Benedict Hymas high tenor
Samuel Boden tenor
Reinoud Van Mechelen tenor
Peter Kooij baritone
Wolf Matthias Friedrich bass

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe


Vespro della Beata Vergine

Claudio Monteverdi, born in Cremona in 1567, personifies the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Called l’oracolo della musica by contemporaries, he was steeped in the polyphonic tradition as a singer, maestro di cappella and composer, yet helped bring about the new seconda prattica in which textual expression took precedence over the notes. His 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine proves that these two worlds were not mutually exclusive – on the contrary, they combine amazingly well.