Swimming with Claudio
Imagine that you had somehow missed out on hearing or singing or playing the music of Claudio Monteverdi. But by all accounts you knew he was great, and you decided to finally jump into the Monteverdian Pool. Where would you start? What discoveries would you make along the way? What would tickle your fancy? Which pieces would make you laugh, move you to tears, somehow change your life? Everyone’s answer to these questions would be different; but there is no doubt that a deep dive into Monteverdi will yield precious pearls. Come along with Bob Worth on a joyful exploration of madrigals, motets, arias, mass movements and other brilliant works. We’ll listen, we’ll sing, we’ll swoon and we’ll talk about the pleasures and powers of this musical colossus who stands astride the dividing-line betwixt Renaissance and Baroque.