The Art of Monteverdi


FACTORY RECORDS  / 1990


This was I Fagiolini’s first CD, recorded in 1989, just a year out of university. Many things have changed over time but the commitment and passion are there. This version of the ‘Lamento d’Arianna’ stands up very well as does the ‘Lamento della ninfa’, quite recently used by Stefano LaVia as an audio example in his book 'Poesia per musica'. And the fabulous Bill Smith collage of Douglas Brothers photographs was another enjoyable part of the Factory experience. Apparently, Robert Hollingworth actually had a ride in Tony Wilson’s jag too. 

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The Art of Monteverdi

FACTORY / 1990

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REVIEWS

“Monteverdi with balls”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“I wouldn’t know a good Monteverdi from a Swans B-side 

but it sounds terrific to me.”

STUART MACONIE, NME

“I Fagiolini’s approach to Monteverdi’s madrigals is a powerfully dramatic one… wonderfully effective.”

GRAMOPHONE

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Music by CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI


01.        Altri canti d'Amor

02.        Interrotte speranze

03.        Lamento della ninfa

04.         Ninfa che scalza il piede

05.        Quel augellin

06.        Piagne e sospira

07.        Si ch'io vorrei morire

08.        Vorrei baciarti

09.        Quel sguardo sdegnosetto

10.        Gira il nemico

11.        Vago augelletto

12.        Ohime il bel viso

13.        Lamento d'Arianna





SINGERS & PLAYERS


Anna Crookes, Lindsay Wagstaff - sopranos

Richard Wyn Roberts - countertenor

Andrew Burden, Andrew Tusa, Hugh Wilson - tenors

Henry Wickham - baritone

Mark Hathaway - bass

David Roblou - harpsichord

Tom Finucane - theorbo

Hannalore Devaere - harp

Risa Browder - violin

Sarah Groser - viola da gamba


Recorded All Saints, Petersham, 1989.


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