Fotos: Markus Räber

Monteverdi - T'amo mia vita

- Intimate love madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi

Distribution: 8 musicians
Singers: SSATTBB
Instruments: theorbo
Duration: ca. 65 minutes
This program is dedicated entirely to “Il divino Claudio” - the revolutionary composer Claudio Monteverdi – and was conceived to celebrate the 450th anniversary of his birth (1567). It includes a selection of his most wonderful madrigals, composed during his entire lifetime, such as the expressive a-cappella setting of Sfogava con le stelle by Rinuccini from the 4th book, the great Madrigal cycle La Sestina from the 6th book and the famous Lamento della ninfa from the 8th book. Together, these Madrigals create an artistic portrait of Monteverdi and of the exciting musical period around 1600. While listening to these exciting Madrigals, the audience in fact follows the transition between the Renaissance and the early Baroque.