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Monteverdi – L’Orfeo (La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall)

Conducted by Jordi Savall, the La Capella Reial de Catalunya (accompanied with the period instrument ensemble Le Concert des Nations, also conducted by Savall) performs Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (SV 318), sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo, a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. Written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua (a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy, and capital of the province of the same name), the work is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world.
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Bach – Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Jordi Savall)

Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B minor, BWV 232”, a musical setting of the complete Ordinary of the Latin Mass. Le Concert des Nations & La Capella Reial de Catalunya; conducted by Jordi Savall.
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