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Alessandrini: Monteverdi – Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (24/96 FLAC)

Alessandrini: Monteverdi - Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (24/96 FLAC)

Alessandrini: Monteverdi – Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Andrea Falconieri, Biagio Marini, Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi
Performer: Concerto Italiano
Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naïve
Catalogue: OP7366
Release: 2021
Size: 1.06 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Monteverdi: L’Orfeo: Overture
02. Monteverdi: Non si levava ancor l’alba novella, SV40
03. Monteverdi: E dicea l’una sospirando allora
04. Monteverdi: Il settimo libro de madrigali, 1619 ‘Concerto’
05. Monteverdi: Su su, su pastorelli vezzosi, SV 166
06. Monteverdi: Sù, sù, sù augelletti canori (from Ninth Book of Madrigals)
07. Marini: Balletto secondo à 3 e à 4, Op. 22 No. 2: III. Gagliarda
08. Monteverdi: Su, su, su che’l giorno è fore, SV 9
09. Monteverdi: De la bellezza le dovute lodi
10. Monteverdi: Duri, e penosi
11. Monteverdi: Io mi son giovinetta, SV 86
12. Monteverdi: Zefiro torna
13. Falconieri: Ciaccona – L’eroica
14. Monteverdi: Sento un certo non so che
15. Marini: Balletto secondo à 3 e à 4, Op. 22 No. 2: III. Gagliarda
16. Monteverdi: Chiome d’oro (Book 7)
17. Monteverdi: Alle danze
18. Marini: Corrente nona
19. Monteverdi: Movete al mio bel son le piante snelle
20. Monteverdi: L’Orfeo: Balli
21. Monteverdi: Gli arditi balli e l’armonia dei canti (from Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi)

This new recording is like an insert between the books of madrigals that mark the course of Rinaldo Alessandrini’s discography, in his long-term progress towards a complete recorded edition.


Daylight is a continuation of Night, which appeared on the occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the composer’s birth. Not only do we have the same thematic, non- chronological concept – a sort of ‘Best Of’ Monteverdi’s nine books of madrigals and opera arias, augmented by instrumental pieces by Falconieri and Marini – but it also has its own discrete dramaturgy, from dawn to the full sunlight of day, a scenario conceived by the Italian conductor and harpsichordist.


Borne aloft by the seasoned voices of Concerto Italiano and an unusually diverse instrumental ensemble, this sequence of music gravitates towards the rising sun, setting hearts on fire, singing of love, joy, passion, while holding up a mirror to the radiant glories of nature.


Here Rinaldo Alessandrini has set the scene for a hymn to beauty and to love, confessing his fascination with the inexhaustible riches of this music. As he admits, “I count myself among the company of those who are in love with the Monteverdian ideal that everything is theatre: a theatre made up of humanity, an aspiration towards the sublime, and a happy resolution of life’s sorrows through love, the healing power of song, and the energetic exaltation of the dance. This recording is intended as my final, definitive declaration of love for Monteverdi. Having associated with him for more than forty years, I owe him a considerable part of everything I’ve learnt.”

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