Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by Claudio Cavina

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COMPOSERS: Monteverdi
LABELS: Glossa
ALBUM TITLE: Monteverdi
WORKS: L’Orfeo
PERFORMER: Emanuela Galli, Mirko Guadagnini; La Venexiana/Claudio Cavina
CATALOGUE NO: GCD 920941 (2006)

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Originally recorded for the opera’s 400th anniversary, this performance is erudite, subtle and moving.  Pungent sonorities set voices in sharp relief. Unlike with many reissues, the liner notes include the libretto.

Berta Joncus