Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monteverdi · Flaming Heart

Do not miss this wide-ranging survey on any account. --Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’

The performances are as beautiful as they are careful and stylish. The singers (there are seven in all) are highly expressive in solo stints and handsomely balanced in ensembles… This release guarantees both immediate and lasting satisfaction. It belongs in any decent Monteverdi collection. --American Record Guide

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

Flaming Heart seeks to show the full Monteverdi, a Monteverdi of both beauty and horror, colourful, vivid, and always completely alive. Unlike the ‘complete edition’ approach this series presents a much more imaginative selection of his works, beginning with the prologue from L’Orfeo and continuing with the very best of his works for a capella ensemble, soloists and strings.

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