The Early Music Podcast : Claudio Monteverdi

The Early Music Podcast : Claudio Monteverdi
What happens when a Renaissance piece finds its way to its original concert hall?

Ah, Renaissance Italy, its cities and princes with their sumptuous courts, its brilliant artists, painters, architects, sculptors... and composers! Claudio Monteverdi, the 'father' of opera, created a prolific and rich body of work throughout his life! Tim Carter, a specialist in the composer, set out on a mission to find the performance context of his works. 

How does music fit in the broader picture of history and art history? How can archaeology or architecture support musicology and acoustics, and influence the artistic choices of the XXIth century? From the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua to the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, via the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, we set off on a journey through northern Italy in search of the places that hosted the first operas in our history!

Tim Carter, musicologist

interview & editing Andrew Burn
production REMA
credits music 
Platée, Act 1, Orage - Jean-Philippe Rameau
performed by Les Talens Lyriques, dir. Christophe Rousset
Camera Lucida 2014
All rights reserved - Courtesy of Les Talens Lyriques
design Doretta Rinaldi
original drawings Vincent Flückiger

cover score Folio, Alto part of the Magnificat from the vespers for Marian feast days, 1610, (Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, Bologna, M-3478)

Cruda morte, hai! Pur potresti & Poi che gl'eterni imperi - Jacopo Peri
performed by Les Arts Baroques, Mireille Podeur
Euridice, Maguelone Music, 2017

Toccata, No. 1, Sinfonia (Act 2), No. 10, Sinfonia (Act 3), No. 1 Ritornello (Act 5), No. 6 Sinfonia, (Act 5), No. 9, Ritornello (Act 5) & No. 11 & Moresca (Act 5) - Claudio Monteverdi
performed by Cappella Mediterranea, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Leonardo García Alarcón
L’Orfeo SV 318, Alpha Classics 2021

Spem in alium - Thomas Tallis
performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, 
Spem in alium, Gimell 1985

Psalmus 126. Nisi Dominus a dieci voci Vespro della Beata Vergine SV 206 - Claudio Monteverdi
performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Vespro della Beata Vergine, Gimell 1985

Combattimento Di Tancredi E Clorinda - Claudio Monteverdi & Marco Marazzoli
performed by Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre
Combattimenti!, Alpha Classics 2010

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