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Monteverdi from a freezing church!,
This review is from: Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine (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.