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Classical music in Catalonia
Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Classical music in Catalonia - Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is not possible to schedule concerts right now. Meanwhile, we are proposing via twitter & Instagram daily auditions of classical works. You can access directly to the complete list of works or to the composer index. Enjoy and take care!

Madrigals | Claudio Monteverdi
Sara Blanch, soprano
Anna Alàs, mezzosoprano
David Alegret, tenor
Víctor Sordo, tenor
Vespres d'Arnadí
Fausto Nardi, conductor

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) was an Italian composer, string player, choirmaster, and priest. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history. While he worked extensively in the tradition of earlier Renaissance polyphony, as evidenced in his madrigals, he undertook great developments in form and melody, and began to employ the basso continuo technique, distinctive of the Baroque. Much of Monteverdi's output, including many stage works, has been lost. His surviving music includes nine books of madrigals, large-scale sacred works such as his Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers) of 1610, and three complete operas. His opera L'Orfeo (1607) is the earliest of the genre still widely performed; towards the end of his life he wrote works for Venice, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea. (Wikipedia)
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