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L’Arpeggiata - Christina Pluhar: "Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine".


During this week from the 14th to the 20th of February, at 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM (Madrid Time), you can listen to excerpts from the new album of L’Arpeggiata - Christina Pluhar:  "Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine".

L’Arpeggiata - Christina Pluhar
"Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine"

 

 

 Review from http://www.emiclassics.com

 

  L’Arpeggiata, the multi-faceted ensemble led by Christina Pluhar, celebrates its 10th birthday by marking the 500th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata vergine, one of the supreme masterpieces of music history. As Pluhar explains: “All 30 singers and instrumentalists on our recording have had a long and emotional relationship with this work.”

2010 marks the 500th anniversary of one of the landmarks of musical history, Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine, better known simply as the Vespers. Exactly 50 times younger is the multi-faceted vocal and instrumental ensemble L’Arpeggiata, founded 10 years ago by Christina Pluhar. Pluhar’s achievement was recognised in 2009 with Germany’s prestigious Echo Klassik award for L’Arpeggiata’s first Virgin Classics release, Teatro d’Amore, which presented a diverse, improvisational programme of items by Monteverdi. Here, Pluhar and her musicians engage more formally with an extended work by the same composer.

“The Vespers is one of the supreme masterpieces of music history,” says Pluhar. “Monteverdi exploits all the skills and compositional techniques that existed at the time. All 30 singers and instrumentalists on our recording have had a long and emotional relationship with this work and were very excited by creating this recording with L'Arpeggiata. Over the last 25 years, the approach to performing the Vespers has changed considerably, and hopefully l'Arpeggiata's version will make its mark."

This Vespers is the fruit of L’Arpeggiata's collaboration with the Festival de Música Antiga de Barcelona, De Bijloke music centre in Ghent and L’Arsenal concert hall in Metz in eastern France, which, with its much-praised acoustic, was the venue for recording the work. L’Arpeggiata was in residence at L’Arsenal over the 2009-10 season.



Posted on 2011-02-14 02:00:42.767