Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. 1 / Christophers, The Sixteen
There is no shortage of first-rate music here, dispelling any notion that the Messa et Salmi only consists of pieces that Monteverdi himself did not think were worthy of preserving for posterity. The Sixteen’s performances have the group’s usual unfussy directness; the sound has no churchy over-resonance about it, either, so that the intricacies of the writing are always perfectly clear.
– Guardian (UK)
Catalog Number: COR16142
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi, Pier Francesco Cavalli
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen