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Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine [Hybrid SACD, SACD]

Jordi Savall Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Oct 2007)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Alia Vox
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Intonatio: Deus in adiutorium / Responsorium: Domine ad adiuvandum 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Antiphona: Angelicam vitam0:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Psalmus 109: Dixit Dominus 8:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Concerto: Nigra sum 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Antiphona: In Dei orto sata0:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Psalmus 112: Laudate pueri 7:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Concerto: Pulchra es 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Antiphona: Paterni oblita amoris0:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Psalmus 121: Laetatus sum 8:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Concerto: Duo Seraphim 5:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Antiphona: In Sancte Trinitatis0:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Psalmus 126: Nisi Dominus 4:570.79  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Concerto: Audi coelum 7:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Antiphona: Trinitate venerata0:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Psalmus 147: Lauda Jerusalem 5:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sonata sopra Sancta Maria 6:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hymnus: Ave maris stella 9:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Antiphona: Hodie beata Barbara 1:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Magnificat18:39Album Only

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5.0 out of 5 stars A master-class in how to re-issue old recordings 24 July 2009
By Klingsor VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Jordi Savall is set to re-release his pre Alia Vox catalogue in the Heritage series. If it is to judge by this first outing we're in for a treat and it looks like Savall, as much being European's greatest early music authority also knows where to stop in fiddling with old recordings and make them sound up to date with modern audiophile standards. Apart from giving us all a chance to revisit some glorious old recordings in improved sound, it's good to to be reminded how visionary he was good 20 years ago in understanding period performance practices we take for granted nowadays. And what a line up of talent he assembled - among others Paolo Pandolfo, Stephen Stubbs, Andrew Lawrence-King and Rinaldo Alessandrini... and that is just in the orchestra. Twenty years on and Savall's old Vespro sounds fresh and exciting as ever and it's still a front runner among some fine recordings made in the meantime. Quite an achievement in early music field where things and fashions are changing fast - just look what happened to some old Harnouncourt's or Norrington's recordings.

This is very much performed as an ensemble piece, regardless of the variety or vocal or instrumental forces required for each individual item of the original Monteverdi's collection. Savall's forces are probably the most homogeneous band of singers and musicians ever to tackle it and I'm sure that if he is to record it again with some of his star performers it wouldn't sound so appropriately devotional. This performance is by and large the sum of its parts, not a collection of individual items put together.

A lot of water has gone under the early music bridge since 1988, but this recording stud the test of time magnificently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites 27 Mar 2014
By E.T.
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I love this recording. It may be old, but it's still one of the best of this work. Composer did a good job too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteverdi from a freezing church! 1 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is a re-release of a recording from 1988 by the estimable Jordi Savall in beautiful SACD hybrid sound (ie it plays perfectly on your common-or-garden two-channel CD player). Savall's label Alia Vox also produces works of art as far as the CD packaging is concerned. Here you receive 2 CDs, in a digipack fold-out sleeve and a 163-page booklet in 6 languages. Fantastic - no download can come close to this!

Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine is well-known and this is a very good performance indeed. I find this music very relaxing and a good change from my usual modern fare.

Generally speaking, anything on Alia Vox is top-notch; give this great set a try. Then you will find out about the freezing church.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful performance, one of the very best 13 Jan 2012
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This recording is outstanding in any number of ways. Even if you buy it in the original CD release, rather than this new SACD re-release, you'll find, first of all, a recording that beautifully captures the color and pure tonal beauty of these voices singing in a period style. Unlike some recordings made in an over-resonant acoustic that muddies the sound, the balance here between direct sound and hall ambience is really perfect. Next, Savall's interpretation is straightforward and reveals the melodic and harmonic beauty of this piece without the overly mannered approach of some other interpreters, even well-regarded ones such as Jacobs on Harmonia Mundi. Some have felt that Savall's tempos are too slow, and while they are fairly measured (in most cases similar to Jacobs though), this is after all church music, and Savall presents it in an appropriately reverential style, but with moments of stunning beauty such as the closing of the Lauda Jerusalem passage. So for beautiful voices in a natural acoustic setting, coupled with a straightforward, natural, and unmannered style, this is hard to beat. A single-CD issue in a similar style, with similarly appealing results, can be found in Florian Heyerick's performance on the Rene Gailly label. That too features beguilingly beautiful vocal work and shows that more energetic tempos can also work in this music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best! 18 Jan 2013
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This is different from, but just as good as Gardiner's famous recording Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine. It is not as intense or celebratory, but more reverential. It also includes plainchant inserts to replicate an actual Vespers service, whereas Gardiner does not include these, sounding more like a great concert event. This recording has greater clarity and presence, while Gardiner's is more spacious, sounding like the large Basilica di San Marco where it was performed. So it just depends on your preference. Listen to both if you can. I like either better than any others I've heard, and I've heard many.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great SACD with Multichannel sound 10 Dec 2011
By Mr. C. G. Veitch - Published on
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I would agree with the other reviewer that this is indeed a splendid performance just as you would expect from Jodi Savall. I am not sure however that I would agree that it is a stereo only SACD. Although the cover and the discs themselves show only stereo, it plays as a multichannel 5.0 sound on my systems and is recorded as such on SACD.Net. I have all of the Alia Vox recordings, they are amazing value all round, wonderful music and great performances with amazing sound thanks to the multichannel sound SACD discs that they choose to release. This is a great addition to anyones library. Compared to the major record companies this is a bargain, great sound from an SACD at a very affordable price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance & sound, but stereo, only SACD 17 Jun 2011
By Steven A. Boggs - Published on
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As one would expect of these artists, the performance and sound are excellent. However, this is a stereo only SACD.
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