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Monteverdi: Teatro D'Amore

5 Jan 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Jan 2009
  • Release Date: 12 Jan 2009
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • Copyright: 2009 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 59:47
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  • ASIN: B001Q1L7ZO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,113 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mordrain on 11 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD
Somebody thinks that classical music is... hem... not properly boring, but ground for intellectual and refined tastes, not viable for amusement.
Well, this selection from Monteverdi is exactly "fun music". Not trivial, but absolutely entrancing and also, yes, intellectually ravishing.
It is a charming challenge listening Monteverdi mixed up in jazz sonorities, sung by a countertenor and discovering that it is something absolutely harmonious and that perfectly fits in the listener's ear!
Arpeggiata's members have an absolute maitrise of their art and give in this CD a great example of a lively performance. The singers also are at ease with this repertoire; they approach Monteverdi's pieces not in an operatic way, that would be maybe too stiff and bombastic, but in an intimate, soft, sometimes even ironic way that perfectly fits this repertoire.
Most of all, I appreciated Jaroussky. I have never been fond of countertenor: their sonority was always poor in my ear, a little rigid, and bereft of nuances; muuuuch better Marilyn Horne or Cecilia Bartoli! This was before I listened to Jaroussky, that maybe has not a great power in his strings, but has a so tender, nuanced, allusive voice, that finally I found a meaning in countertenor vocality! Now, in this CD at least two pieces are a wonderful exemple of his interpretative art: Ohimè, ch'io cado (so full of irony!) and Pur ti miro (tender, intimate, allusive). Just these two pieces would be worth the whole CD's purchase.

Try it, at least the preview offered by Amazon, it is really a refreshing musical experience!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. G. Veitch on 24 Jan 2009
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As someone who really enjoys L'Arpeggiata's performances, this is a disc which does not disappoint. I simply love the interpretation of 'Chiome d'oro', really refreshing and one of my favourite pieces of Monteverdi, 'Zefiro Torna' it really swings along very nicely. If you have not discovered L'Arpeggiata's music, this would be a good place to start. My one regret is that Virgin failed to think that we in the UK would not want or enjoy a DVD that comes as a limited edition in France, I would love to see that!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Thumwood on 31 Aug 2010
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I love L'arpeggiata and applaud Christina Pluhar's efforts to endeavour to make 16th and 17th Century music sound vibrant and relevant. Part of the appeal is to rescue obscure material and through a combination of diligent research and original presentation produce recordings that are both scholarly and infectious to listen to. Generally, they play music that makes you want to dance. The "All improviso", "Los impossibles" and the Tarantella CD's are rarely off my player and the chance to hear Monteverdi given a more infectious spinning was too compelling to pass.

As ever , the playing sounds exceptional and this is probably the largest L'Apreggiata ensemble on any of the four groups that I have in my collection. There are moments where the music generates a jaunty swing such as the second track (which even features subtle brush work from a precussionist and some pithy , trumpet interjections) and the wonderful "Chiome d'oro," yet most of this record seems pretty straight forward and probably loyal to the composer's intentions. As good as this music is, this CD lacks the appeal of their other records I have heard and the jazz influence is nowhere near as obvious as the "All improviso" record which benefits from the inclusion of Italian jazz clarinetist Gianluigi Trovesi amongst it's ranks nor on some of the "Los impossibles" tracks which even conjure up similarities with Bossa Nova, not to mention the inclusion of Juan Tizol's "Caravan" (written for Duke Ellington's orchestra) that was arranged by CP. Examples of the walking bass lines identified in some of the other reviews are also more obvious on the other recordings.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David C. Starr on 19 Dec 2009
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Teatro d'Amore by L'Arpeggiata, Christine Pluhar and Phillipe Jaroussky is one of the best early music recordings I have heard. The playing and singing is exceptionally good, and brings out the brilliance and intensity of Monteverdi's music. The wind players are unbelievably good on instruments with no valves, as is the continuo playing by Christine Pluhar. The singing is divine (particularly the duet from Poppea). Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Wickremasinghe on 15 Jun 2009
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Monteverdi - Teatro d'Amore [Includes 44 Page Booklet]
For the most part, this is CD is straightforward Monteverdi, beautifully and energetically performed on period instruments. But watch out for track 2- a surprise awaits, based on the idea that walking bass lines, as used in Jazz, were common in Monteverdi's writing. It actually took me a while to twig what was going on! Purists may hate the liberties taken, but come on! Claudio himself would have approved heartily, I am sure!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Barbara Conn on 12 April 2009
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A stunning collection of songs. Some vibrant voices with unfamiliar and exciting arrangements of these Monteverdi songs. A favourite on my ipod!
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By Veronique Braem on 26 May 2014
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I love the passion in this music and will never tire listening to it.
And I'm also very happy with the service. Bravo Amazon.
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