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Selva morale e spirituale Vol. III
Claudio Monteverdi
The Sixteen

Selva morale e spirituale Vol. III

CD | Coro | 0828021610929 | COR 16109 | 04-13

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About the album

Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque European composers. He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church by his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and by his daring harmonies and rhythms. 

The Sixteen tours internationally giving regular performances at the major concert halls and festivals. At home in the UK, The Sixteen are ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ as well as Associate Artists of Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. The group also promotes the Choral Pilgrimage, an annual tour of the UK’s finest cathedrals.

The Sixteen’s period-instrument orchestra has taken part in acclaimed semi-staged performances of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen in Tel Aviv and London, a fully-staged production of Purcell’s King Arthur in Lisbon’s Belem Centre, and new productions of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse at Lisbon Opera House and The Coronation of Poppea at English National Opera.

Over 100 recordings reflect The Sixteen’s quality in a range of work spanning the music of 500 years. In 2009 they won the coveted Classic FM Gramophone Artist of the Year Award and the Baroque Vocal Award for Handel’s Coronation Anthems. The Sixteen also features in the highly successful BBC television series, Sacred Music, presented by Simon Russell Beale.

In 2011 the group launched a new training programme for young singers called Genesis Sixteen. Aimed at 18 to 23 year-olds, this is the UK’s first fully-funded choral programme for young singers designed specifically to bridge the gap from student to professional practitioner.

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Abschluss einer Aufnahmeserie mit Monteverdis schönsten Werken durch The Sixteen.

Die dritte und abschließende Aufnahme von Monteverdis „Selva morale e spirituale“ mit The Sixteen rundet die bereits hoch gelobte Edition ab. Sie enthält das achtstimmige Magnificat, das zu den eindrucksvollsten Werken Monteverdis gehört und dessen kunstvolle Komposition klanglich angereichert wird durch die Verdoppelung der Stimmen mit Streichinstrumenten. Großen Chorklang erfordern unter anderem „Credidi propter quod locutus sum“ und „Memento, Domine, David“. Höhepunkt der CD bildet das wunderschöne Sopransolo „Pianto della Madonna“, das von Grace Davidson interpretiert wird.
„These are some of the most spirited and individual performances of this repertory available.” BBC Music Magazine zu Vol.I

Volume I COR 16087
Volume II COR 16101

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