Sir John Eliot Gardiner is the uncontested master of baroque music, and he is back at the Easter Festival this year with a programme dedicated to Monteverdi's choral works, both sacred and pro.fane, dating from the first half of the 17th century. The British maestro's career spans five decades and the BBC praises the way his approach to Monteverdi “combines musicology, scholarship, and an uncompromising passion for the music”.
At the helm of the English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner's vivifying, mobile direction manages to capture the very essence of Monteverdi's Venetian flamboyance. From the splendour of the profane madrigal Lamento della Ninfa, to the composer's sacred testament Selva morale e spirituale, he reveals Monteverdi's exquisite blend of sound and poetry.
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English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Anna Dennis, Julia Doyle, Francesca Boncompagni, Silvia Frigato, Mariana Flores, sopranos
Francesca Biliotti, Michal Czerniawski, altos
Sean Clayton, Zachary Wilder, Peter Davoren, Gareth Treseder, tenors
Alex Ashworth, John Taylor Ward, Gianluca Buratto, basses
- Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)