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Lumen Christi – A Sequence of Music for the Easter Vigil (Ad Fontes)

The ecstatic joy at Christ’s resurrection is musically embodied here in a perfect manner [JV]

Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor): Beyond (Erato)

A captivating 17th century programme [DF]

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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Naïve)

(Déjà Review) So many details teased out by Alessandrini make this new version very compelling indeed [TH]

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Monteverdi: Madrigali amorosi (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

(Déjà Review) I can’t think of any better disc at budget price with which to get to know these marvellous works [TH]

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Luzzaschi: Il Concerto Segreto (Ricercar)

An impressive revival of the art of the Concerto delle donne [JV]

Monteverdi: Stage Works (Apex)

(Déjà Review) Essential listening for all Monteverdi enthusiasts [JF]

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Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 (Acis)

A hugely successful outing recorded in a very resonant acoustic [DMD]

Monteverdi: Vespers (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Truly mind-blowing – I can’t imagine it being replaced any time soon [DC]

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Monterverdi: L’Orfeo Château de Versailles

An excellent production of a much-recorded opera that vies with the best [GF]

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Nuit à Venise (Alpha Classics)

The concept of this programme lacks consistency and the performances are uneven [JV]

Das ist meine Freude – Love Songs and Psalms (cpo)

A compelling survey of sacred concertos from the 17th century [JV]

The Monteverdi Organ (Brilliant Classics)

Groundbreaking from the perspective of performance practice [JV]

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Monteverdi: Madrigals (Naïve Records)

An exceptionally well-conceived, exciting yet controlled rendering [MS]