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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Virgine (1610) - John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir (2 CD)

Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Virgine (1610) - John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir (2 CD)

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Gardiner's second [recording of the Vespers],, spectacularly recorded live in St Mark's,, has a punchy choral sound,, near-operatic solo singing (Bryn Terfel and Alistair Miles are among the basses),, emphatic enunciation,, big contrasts and deliberate exploitation of the building's spaces. Its outright theatricality sets it apart from other performances.” -Gramophone