Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610) [John Eliot Gardiner]

Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin; SV 206 and 206a); also called Vespers of 1610. Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Versailles Chapelle Royale with the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, 2014.

Philippe Jaroussky & L’Arpeggiata: Icônes du Seicento

Accompanied by the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings 17th-century arias from the Italian composers: Icônes du Seicento (Icons of the Seicento). The word Seicento simply refers to Italian history and culture during the 17th century. The Seicento saw the end of the Renaissance movement in Italy and the beginning of the …

Jordi Savall: Lachrimae Caravaggio

A strikingly beautiful performance by Jordi Savall and his ensemble “Le Concert des Nations”, an orchestra with period instruments. Lachrimae Caravaggio – “Caravaggio’s tears”. Pieces from Musical Europe in the time of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). Recorded during Festival de Maguelone, 2012. It is a project by Jordi Savall involving musical …

Viva Vivaldi! [Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico]

Viva Vivaldi! A very beautiful concert: Cecilia Bartoli, Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer & recitalist and “Il Giardino Armonico” (English: “The Harmonious Garden”), the Italian early music ensemble founded by Giovanni Antonini. Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris. Conducted by: Giovanni Antonini. Directed by: Brian Large.