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Rinaldo Alessandrini's brilliantly realized recording of Monteverdi's Vespers is an intimate, slightly pared down version of the early Baroque masterpiece. Working in the warm acoustic of Rome's Palazzo Farnese, he employs just one singer per part, and eliminates instrumental doublings in the choral movements except where they are expressly indicated. Their cohesive ensemble singing, marked by flawless intonation and richly colored sonorities, has a solidity and emotional resonance worthy of a much bigger group. More importantly, they are unusually interesting soloists, singing with elasticity, expressivity, and tonal warmth without sacrificing exactness.
Rinaldo Alessandrini has assembled little-known Psalm-settings (in both the older contrapuntal and the newer concertante styles) and chant antiphons into a Vespers service; he finishes the disc with eight motets for one to six voices and continuo. The singers perform exquisitely, with finely-judged tempo changes, forcefulness, tenderness, and tonal beauty. Alessandrini's Monteverdi discs are consistently fine. This one is as enjoyable and impressive as any. Don't miss it.
Scherzi musicali, SV 233: Quando l'alba in oriente - Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano, Monica Piccinini, Anna Simboli, Aurelio Schiavoni, Gianluca Ferrarini, Raffaele Giordani, Matteo Bellotto Concerto Italiano's album of works by Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi is a dark kaleidoscope of dissonance, joy, and despair. The centerpieces here are, of course, the composer's Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi from his eighth book of madrigals, and Concerto Italiano offers a remarkably clear and impassioned reading. -+-+ Download from free file storage
EAC extraction logfile from 7. May 2004, 19:11 for CD Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini, Vivaldi: Concerti Per Archi (2003). exe (LAME MP3 Encoder) Variable Bitrate 192 kBit/s. Please note that auCDtect reports one track on this album as based on a lossy audio source. This is not my rip, so I cannot guarantee anything, but I strongly believe it has to be a false positive. I doubt anybody would bother to deliberately substitute one track with its lossy version on a classical CD.
Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano. 2. Concerto in G Major, RV 150: II. Allegro. Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano. 3. Concerto in G Major, RV 150: III. 4. Concerto in E Minor, RV 134: I. (Allegro). 5. Concerto in E Minor, RV 134: II. Andante. 6. Concerto in E Minor, RV 134: III. 7. Concerto in G Major, RV 151 Alla rustica : I. Presto . Monteverdi: Madrigali Guerrieri e Amorosi (Libro VIII). Tuma: Partite, Sonate e Sinfonie.