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Masterpiece week Monteverdi

Masterpiece week Monteverdi

wo 18 – za 21 okt 2017

  • composed in 1610 in Mantua
  • for 10 voices and a variety of instruments
  • virtuosic interplay of voices and instruments, brimming with variety
  • moving solos that touch the heart
  • Monteverdi transforms an ‘old-fashioned’ style into the most modern music
  • dedicated to Pope Paul V with the (unsuccessful) aim of securing future employment
  • a work full of quotes, including hits, such as the opening of Orfeo and the hymn Ave maris stella

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