Monteverdi’s Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi performed by Concerto Vocale and conducted by René Jacobs

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COMPOSERS: Monteverdi
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Monteverdi
WORKS: Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi
PERFORMER: Concerto Vocale/René Jacobs
CATALOGUE NO: HMY 2921736-37 (2002)

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Concerto Italiano might enjoy a native idiomatic edge but no one could accuse Jacobs of short-changing Monteverdi’s dramatic genius. Cockily red in tooth and claw, judiciously plaintive; a must-have set.
Paul Riley