Pablo Heras-Casado – Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Pablo Heras-Casado – Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:41 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

From the outset it should be said that this – sumptuous – album of Monteverdi’sSelva morale e spirituale(literally Moral and Spiritual Forest) doesn’t feature the complete collection of some forty titles contained in the master’s last work published in 1640, but rather a carefully minded selection of fifteen titles to provide the broadest possible overview of the various styles as well as melodic and choral genres approached by Monteverdi, with indeed a penchant for the sacred. A complete collection would have required three to four hours… Let’s get to the point: Pablo Heras-Casado’s reading at the head of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble is absolutely stunning, allowing ample room for the vocal and instrumental colours (because Monteverdi quite specifically described the instrumentations and alternations between vocals and instruments) and sound layers so specific to the Venetian language. Undoubtedly Heras-Casado has proven to be not only an excellent symphonic conductor, but also that he fully understand the art of vocals and the writing of the Renaissance.

Tracklist:

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
01. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Dixit Dominus secondo, SV 264
02. Confitebor secondo, SV 266
03. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Iste confessor primo, SV 279
04. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: O ciechi, ciechi, SV 252
05. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Jubilet tota civitas, SV 286
06. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Salve Regina, SV 283
07. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Laudate pueri Dominum primo, SV 272
08. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Laudate Dominum terzo, SV 274
09. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Ut queant laxis, SV 279a
10. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Crucifixus, SV 259
11. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Et resurrexit, SV 260
12. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Et iterum, SV 261
13. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Voi ch’ascoltate, SV 253
14. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Salve Regina, SV 285
15. Selva morale e spirituale, SV 252-288: Magnificat primo, SV 281

Personnel:
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Solisten
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Pablo Heras-Casado, direction

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