Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (2CD+DVD)

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The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner


Ann Monoyios, Marinella Pennicchi, Michael Chance, Mark Tucker, Nigel Robson, Sandro Naglia, Bryn Terfel, Alastair Miles, Christopher Wilson (chitarrone), Jakob Lindberg (chitarrone) & David Miller (chitarrone)

The Monteverdi Choir, The London Oratory Junior Choir, His Majesties Sagbutts & Cornetts The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

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In March 1964, as a student at King’s College, Cambridge, John Eliot Gardiner led a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers that not only launched his career as a conductor, but also provided the impetus to create his world-renowned Monteverdi Choir. In 1989, to mark the Monteverdi Choir’s 25th anniversary, he made the legendary live recording in St. Mark’s, Venice (where Monteverdi had held the position of maestro di cappella), which is re-presented in this deluxe hardback edition. This performance was also filmed by the BBC, and is included alongside the CDs.

Special deluxe edition celebrating Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary.

100-page hardback book with complete sung texts.

Includes exclusive NEW interview with John Eliot Gardiner, which explores his affinity to the Monteverdi Vespers.