Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Lamento della ninfa; Ogni amante è guerrier; Mentre vaga Angioletta

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COMPOSERS: Monteverdi
LABELS: Teldec Das Alte Werk
WORKS: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Lamento della ninfa; Ogni amante è guerrier; Mentre vaga Angioletta
PERFORMER: Anne-Marie Mühle, Felicity Palmer, Janet Perry, Ann Murray, Trudeliese Schmidt, Werner Hollweg, Philip Langridge, Kurt Equiluz, Hans Franzen, Rudolf Hartmann; Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-92181-2 DDD (1984)
It would be hard to imagine a more vivid and persuasive account of Monteverdi’s dramatic cantata. Trudeliese Schmidt’s glorious mezzo makes her a stronger than usual Clorinda, and Werner Hollweg’s narrator is movingly drawn, while the Concentus Musicus Wien gives a performance that is by turns lyrical and exhilaratingly urgent. The other madrigals here may be senza gesto (without action), but they are no less well sung. Claire Wrathall

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