Monteverdi: Complete Madrigals / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae
Review excerpts of previously released volumes included in this set:
Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 2 / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae:
These unusual all-male Monteverdi madrigal performances are turning out to be the versions of choice--definitely worth serious attention.
Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 3 / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae:
The less overtly theatrical pieces (O dolce anima mia; Ch'io non t'ami, cor mio?) are rendered with the same care for detail and artful phrasing that characterize the entire program, and conductor Marco Longhini's reasonably defensible decision to perform these madrigals with only male singers proves to be a very satisfying one, especially with such attractive, ideally matched, and expressive voices. This is great stuff, recorded in first-rate sound.
Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 8 / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae:
The quality of the performances is extremely high. Technical prowess is always in the service of the music, and Marco Longhini is not averse to pushing his all-male ensemble to extremes of slow or fast tempos or to special vocal effects. Another strength of this excellent interpretation is the size and scope of the instrumental forces.
– American Record Guide
Release Date: July 24, 2020
Catalog Number: 8501505
Number of Discs: 15
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Marco Longhiniare
Orchestra/Ensemble: Delitiæ Musicæ