Monteverdi Madrigals from books 2,3,4,5,6,7
Nicholas Mulroy, director
2017 sees the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth. His madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. This is music to stir the passions and move the soul, and to make us feel and know more vividly both the pain and pleasure of being alive.
‘The end of all good music is to affect the soul’ CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI