Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda conducted by Malgoire
ALBUM TITLE: Monteverdi
WORKS: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Il ballo delle ingrate
PERFORMER: Laczo, Poulenard et al; La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy/Malgoire
CATALOGUE NO: 88985397932 (1988)
The raw excitement of this performance, made when Monteverdi was still a novelty, compensates for its flaws. Malgoire rightly makes his singers almost speak, and the band plays with abandon.