COME VEGGIAMO USARSI NE' MADRIGALI MODERNI
Monica Piccinini & Sonia Tedla, sopranoes
Andres Montilla, alto and tenor
Raffaele Giordani, tenor
Gabriele Lombardi, basso
Boris Begelman & Paolo Perrone, violins
Marco Ceccato, cello
Ugo Di Giovanni, chitarrone
Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord and conduction
The concert offers a glance at Monteverdi's madrigalist production, from the first to the VIII Book. In this concert we can deduce how Monteverdi slowly adheres and adapts to the environment and the trends that surround him. The Fourth Book sets off a crucial change in his musical attitude, going with decision to a different functionality between music and texts, until the total stylistic consciousness of the VIII Book, through the cataloguing of genres and styles.
C. Monteverdi: “I bei legami” à tre voci con due violini (Scherzi musicali, 1607)
C. Monteverdi: “A che tormi il ben mio” (I Book, 1587)
C. Monteverdi: “Dice la mia bellissima Licori” à due voci (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “Io son pur vezzosetta” à due voci (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “Non m’è grave il morire” (II Book, 1590)
C. Monteverdi: “Chiome d’oro” à due voci con due violini (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “Ch’io non t’ami cor mio” (III book, 1592)
Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata terzadecima a due violini e fagotto (Sonate, 1641)
C. Monteverdi: “Io mi son giovinetta” (IV Book, 1603)
C. Monteverdi: “Perché fuggi tra salci” à due voci (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “O Mirtillo” (V Book, 1605)
C. Monteverdi: “Oh, come sei gentile” à due voci (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “Amor che deggio far” à quattro voci con due violini (VII Book, 1619)
C. Monteverdi: “Zefiro torna” (VI Book, 1614)
Marco Uccellini: Bergamasca à due violini (Sonate op.3, 1642)
C. Monteverdi: “ Volgendo il ciel – Movete al mio bel son” à cinque voci con due violini (VIII Book, 1638)
Concerto Italiano was born in 1984 and, since then, continuously carried out worldwide concert activities favouring the Italian repertoire, mainly Monteverdi's music, marking important landmarks in J. S. Bach's instrumental repertoire.
Rinaldo Alessandrini, as well as the activity with Concerto Italiano, with whom he played at La Scala and in Paris the complete of Monteverdi's operas, he conducted repertoires until contemporary music, passing through Mozart plays, and was hosted by orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Capitole de Toulouse, Tokyo Philarmonic, Bergen Philarmonic, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and of period-instruments orchestras (English Concert, Age of Enlightment, Portland Baroque, Akamus).
He has been Oslo Opera and of RIAS Kammerchor host conductor. He's academic of Accademia Filarmonica Romana, academic of Santa Cecilia, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2003 received, together with Concerto Italiano, the Premio Abbiati.
Again with Concerto Italiano, he recorded more than 120 productions, awarded with, among others, five Gramophone Awards and three German Record Critics Awards, realizing various reference versions of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi's Four Seasons as well as for Monteverdi's repertoire.