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Monteverdi - Teatro d'Amore [Includes 44 Page Booklet] [Special Edition]

Christina Pluhar, Philippe Jaroussky Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (19 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B001KYJA6K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. ToccataL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar 1:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ohime, Ch'io CadoL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. L'Incoronazione Di Poppea: Pur Ti MiroL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Nuria Rial 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Damigella Tutta BellaL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Nuria Rial/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity/Nicolas Achten/Joaġ Ferndandes 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Amor (Lamento Della Ninfa, Rappresentativo)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Nuria Rial/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity/Nicolas Achten 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Si dolce è l'tormentoL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sinfonie & MorescaL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Interotte SperanzeL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Chiome D'oro (Canzonetta A Due Voci Concertata Da Duoi Violini, Chitarone O Spinetta)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Nuria Rial/Cyril Auvity 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Arnalta (Le Couronnement De Popee)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Nuria Rial 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hor Ch'el Ciel E La Terra (Prima Parte)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity/Nicolas Achten/Joaġ Ferndandes/Micheala Riener/Lauren Armishaw 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Tempo La CetraL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity 7:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. BalloL'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Con che Soavita (Concertato A Una Voce E 9 Instrumenti)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Nuria Rial 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Vago Augelletto, Che Cantado Vai (A 6 E 7 Voci Con Doi Violini E Un Contrabasso)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Jan van Elsacker/Cyril Auvity/Nicolas Achten/Joaġ Ferndandes/Zsuzsanna Toth/Lauren Armishaw 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Zefiro Torna (Ciaccona)L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar/Philippe Jaroussky/Nuria Rial 7:03£0.99  Buy MP3 

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Serendipity! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have disc 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz influence over-stated 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
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteverdi invented jazz! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars monteverdi teatro d'amore 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Opera 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
This is probably the best disc I've ever bought in over 40 years of record collecting, an absolute knock-out from start to finish, I had no idea Monteverdi was this good. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Axworthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly nice
With the participation of great artists this audio CD reflects the new generation of listeners in baroque music.
Nura Rial's voice is phenomenal
Published 7 months ago by Yolanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque brio!
What an inspiration the versatile improvised continuo work is here - vibrant yet plangeant. Zefiro Torna is just the very best.interpretation I've ever heard. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr T Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Christina Pluhar is amazing. This album is stunning. The arrangements are superb. Philippe Jaroussky is excellent. Doron Sherwin's cornet playing is amazing. Read more
Published 14 months ago by chronos
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
This album is just about the most perfect selection ever, let down in my view only by the unnecessarily jazzy track 2. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Monteverdi
How glad I am to have discovered this wonderful ensemble. This recording is full of beautiful things, especially the exquisite duet from 'Poppaea'. No, not just that... all of it! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Robert G Fray
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Monteverdi...
Opens with the feastly short "Tocata" which sets the tone
"Ohime ch'io cado" is great because it had some modern jazzy ring to it-without being too obvious- which is a... Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2012 by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Monteverdi Teatro d'Amore - Je l'adore
Monteverdi's secular songs are a hidden gem. These are outstanding. They have a feel about them that is both contemporary and old. Read more
Published on 22 April 2012 by Neville Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Irresistible
Quite simply these performances are life-enhancing, musicologically both respectful of the spirit and appropriately disrespectful of the letter. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2009 by McDean
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