Poetry of Guarini

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Program: #03-46, Air Date: 11/17/03

One of the themes from the 2003 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht was the work of Lowlands composer Phillipe de Monte--this concert by the great Concerto Italiano directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini traces the use of Guarini's poetry from de Monte to Monteverdi.

 

Note: All of the music on this program was recorded live at the
2003 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. It features the
Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini in a concert
of music by Philippe de Monte (1521-1603) and Claudio Monteverdi
(1567-1643) with texts by the Ferrara born poet Battista Guarini
(1538-1612). His masterpiece, Il Pastor fido ("The Faithful Shepherd")
was a lyrical pastoral drama much admired for centuries.

The program is supported in part by Radio Nederland and the
Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.

I. Perfidissimo volto
MONTEVERDI: Third Book of Madrigals, 1592
DE MONTE: 11th Book of Madrigals, 1586.

II.Ch'io non t'ami cor mio?
MONTEVERDI: Third Book of Madrigals, 1592.
DE MONTE: 15th Book of Madrigals, 1592

III. O Mirtillo, Mirtillo, anima mea
MONTEVERDI: Fifth Book of Madrigals, 1605.

IV. Anima mia dolcissima
DE MONTE: Second book, "Musica sopra Il Pastor fido" for 7 vv., 1600.

V. Anima dolorosa, che vivendo
MONTEVERDI: Fouth Book of Madrigals, 1603.
DE MONTE: 11th Book of Madrigals, 1586.

VI. Voi pur da me partite
DE MONTE: 12th Book of Madrigals, 1587.
MONTEVERDI: Fouth Book of Madrigals, 1603.

VII. Troppo ben puo questo tiranno Amore
DE MONTE: 12th Book of Madrigals, 1587.
MONTEVERDI: Fifth Book of Madrigals, 1605.

VIII. Ahi, com'a un vago sol cortese giro.
DE MONTE: 12th Book of Madrigals, 1587.
MONTEVERDI: Fifth Book of Madrigals, 1605.

IX. E cosi a poco a poco
DE MONTE: 15th Book of Madrigals, 1592.
MONTEVERDI: Fifth Book of Madrigals, 1605.

Composer Info

Battista Guarini (1538-1612), Philippe de Monte (1521-1603), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643),