Vespro della Beata Vergine

02 May 2024/19h30/ Germany / Worms

Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine is a pinnacle of Western art. Its author is often considered an extraordinary innovative composer, if not the initiator of a new era. Surely this is true of opera and accompanied monody and it is undeniable that Monteverdi played a vital role in the development of modern music. However, if we consider the polyphonic repertoire, the relationship with the past is stronger than the legacy it leaves for the future. And this is especially true for Vespers. This wonderful work is in fact the apotheosis of a long and vast polyphonic tradition that dates back to two centuries earlier.
All the subtle rhythmic games, the very structure of the polyphonic writing, the importance of the cantus firmus are all elements that come from the past. Not only that, but strange as it may seem to us, Monteverdi’s Vespers do not leave a lasting legacy. Given La Fonte Musica’s training and experience in 15th and 16th century polyphony, it is natural for us to interpret the Vespers as a work rooted in the past. An authentic apotheosis of the sacred polyphonic tradition.
Vespro della Beata Vergine

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