In celebration of Claudio Monteverdi’s birthday, we offer sacred and secular selections from the master’s two late volumes: The Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (1638) and the Selva morale e spirituale (1640). Highlights include settings of Petrarch’s Hor che’l ciel e la terra, with its chilling opening passage, and the bittersweet Vago augelletto. Stunning instrumental works by Biagio Marini (including some of his ‘curiose e moderne inventioni’) and Dario Castello (especially works in ‘stil moderno’) provide further flavor and piquant views of the fertile northern Italian landscape.
Green Mountain Consort
Live Oak Baroque Orchestra
Saturday, October 21, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM