Magdalena Kozena – Monteverdi (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Magdalena Kožená, La Cetra, Andrea Marcon – Monteverdi (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:04 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Classical
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From a repertoire which spans over four centuries, Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Koženámakes no great secret of her love for eighteenth and even seventeenth century music, as evidenced by this new record turning around Monteverdi and some of his contemporary pieces. With her debut role of passionate and heartbreakingOttavia in The Coronation of Poppea back in 2000 seeing her replace Anne Sofie von Otter. It is, then, only normal that she offers two great moments of this masterpiece, “Disprezzata Regina” and“Addio Roma”, one of the most inspired and modern tunes of Monteverdi. Ottone not quite satisfying the mezzo-soprano, she also offers the final duet “Pur ti miro” of the opera in the role of Nero, and alongside soprano Anna Prohaska. Another huge Monteverdi piece with “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clodinda”. Motets from Monteverdi, instrumentals by Marini, Ucellini and Merula; here is a truly beautiful album on which you will also have the pleasure of hearing wonderful baroque ensemble La Cetra Andrea Marcon. recorded in November 2014 in Sankt German Seewen (Switzerland) church.

01] Claudio Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali, cioè arie, et madrigali in stil recitativo:Zefiro torna, SV 251
02] Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi:Lamento della ninfa, SV 163
03] Claudio Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali, cioè arie, et madrigali in stil recitativo:Quel sguardo sdegnosetto, SV 247
04] Marco Uccellini: Sonate, arie et correnti, Op. 3:Aria quinta sopra la Bergamasca
05] Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 / Act 1:Disprezzata Regina!
06] Claudio Monteverdi: Settimo libro de madrigali:Con che soavità, SV 139
07] Tarquinio Merula: Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Op. 12, Book 3:Ballo detto Pollicio
08] Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 / Act 3:Addio, Roma! Addio, patria! Amici, addio!
09] Claudio Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali:Damigella tutta bella, SV 235
10] Biagio Marini: Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate, da chiesa, e da camera, Op. 22:Passacalio a quattro
11] Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi:Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, SV 153
12] Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 / Act 3:Pur ti miro

Magdalena Kozená – mezzo soprano
La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Conducted by Andrea Marcon.