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MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 6 (Il Sesto Libro de Madrigali, 1614) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini)

Composer(s)Monteverdi, Claudio
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SecularVocal • Vocal Ensemble
Catalogue 8.555312-13
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 13.98

  Booklet / liner notes available

Monteverdi’s Sixth Book of Madrigals, which appeared nine years after his previous volume, was conceived as his final, though highly significant contribution to the stile antico. This was on the point of being consigned to history by the solo vocal style of the new musical form of opera and by the equally innovative concertato madrigal. Two masterpieces within Book Six show that the traditional five-part madrigal was still a force to be reckoned: the Sestina, Monteverdi’s heartrending tribute to his wife, who had died in 1607, and the Lamento d’Arianna, a polyphonic transcription of his best-known solo operatic piece. The 1623 solo version of the Lamento can also be heard on this CD, as well as twelve rarely performed madrigals published between


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MONTEVERDI, C.: Madrigals, Book 6 (Il Sesto Libro de Madrigali, 1614) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) 2:25:19   
  Lamento d'Arianna (a 5) (Ariadne's Lament)              
      1a parte - Lasciatemi morire (Let me die) 3:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      2a parte - O Teseo, o Teseo mio (O Theseus, o my Theseus) 7:11    1.59   Add to cart  
      3a parte - Dove, dove e la fede (Where, where is the fidelity) 4:11    0.99   Add to cart  
      4a parte - Ahi, che non pur risponde (Alas, he answers me not) 4:27    0.99   Add to cart  
  Zefiro torna e 'l bel tempo rimena (Zephyr returns and with him fair weather) 4:19    0.99   Add to cart  
  Una donna fra l'altre onesta e bella (From all the chorus of beauty fair) 4:03    0.99   Add to cart  
  A Dio, Florida bella, il cor piagato (Farewell, fair Florida, I leave you) 5:30    1.59   Add to cart  
  Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata (A Lover's Tears at the Tomb of His Beloved)              
      1a parte - Incenerite spoglie (Remains turned to ashes) 2:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      2a parte - Ditelo, o fiumi (Say it, o rivers) 2:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      3a parte - Dara la notte (By night) 3:14    0.99   Add to cart  
      4a parte - Ma te raccoglie, o ninfa (Yet heaven gathers you, o Nymph) 3:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      5a parte - O chiome d'or (O golden tresses) 3:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      6a parte - Dunque, amate reliquie (Therefore, beloved remains) 5:43    1.59   Add to cart  
  Ohime il bel viso, ohime il soave sguardo (Alas, that lovely face, alas, that gentle look) 5:59    1.59   Add to cart  
  Qui rise, o Tirsi, e qui ver me rivolse (Here laughed, o Thyrsis, and here gazed) 8:19    1.59   Add to cart  
  Misero Alceo, del caro albergo fore (Wretched Alceus, now must you away) 6:58    1.59   Add to cart  
  Batto, qui pianse Ergasto (Defeated, here wept Ergastus) 4:59    0.99   Add to cart  
  Presso a un fiume tranquillo (a 7) (On the bank of a quiet-flowing river) 7:07    1.59   Add to cart  
  Miscellaneous Madrigals published in anthologies (1593-1634)              
      Io ardo si, ma'l fuoco e di tal sorte (I burn, yes, but the fire is such) 4:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      Occhi miei, se mirar piu non debb'io (My eyes, if I must see no more) 4:36    0.99   Add to cart  
      Quante son stelle in ciel e in mar arene (As the stars in the sky and the sands of the ocean) 1:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Se non mi date aita (If you will not help me) 2:11    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prima vedro ch'in questi prati nascano (I shall see the herds in these meadows) 2:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      O come vaghi, o come (O how lovely, o how dear) 3:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      Taci, Armelin, deh taci (Be quiet, Armellin, ah be quiet) 3:42    0.99   Add to cart  
      La mia turca (My Turkish girl) 3:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      Ohime ch'io cado, ohime (Alas, I am falling, alas) 4:34    0.99   Add to cart  
      Si dolce e'l tormento (So sweet is the torment) 5:28    1.59   Add to cart  
      Perche, se m'odiavi (Why if you hated me) 3:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Piu lieto il guardo (No longer do you look) 5:51    1.59   Add to cart  
  Lamento d'Arianna              
      1a parte - Lasciatemi morire 1:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      2a parte - O Teseo, o Teseo mio 3:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      3a parte - Dove, dove e la fede 2:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      4a parte - Ahi, che non pur risponde 2:05    0.99   Add to cart  
      5a parte - Misera, ancor do loco 2:25    0.99   Add to cart  
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