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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Conducts Monteverdi (9 CDs)

$ 55.86 $ 61.45

From 1968 to 1974 Nikolaus Harnoncourt rediscovered the “opera founder” Claudio Monteverdi, resulting in three studio recordings of his operas. Among the vocalists are Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz and Max van Egmond but also popular opera singers, such as Elisabeth Söderström, Helen Donath, and Sven-Olof Eliasson. These highly esteemed recordings are now re-released in a box set together with Harnoncourt’s Monteverdi album of the legendary Cathy Berberian that has been unavailable for some years.

Featuring L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione de Poppea plus the great scene Lamento d 'Arianna - the sole surviving fragment of an Ariadne opera of 1608 - the release is a complete edition of Monteverdi’s dramatic works. These productions are still regarded as milestones that should not be labelled as “historical recordings” – after all they sound as fresh and sensual as ever!

Cathy Berberian, Lajos Kozma, Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Eiko Katanosaka, Nigel Rogers, Rotraud Hansmann

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Ladislaus Anderko, Margaret Baker-Genovesi, Olof Eliasson, Kurt Equiluz, Paul Esswood, Kai Hansen, Rotraud Hansmann, Norma Lerer, Nigel Rogers

L'incoronazione di Poppea
Jane Gartner, Rotraud Hansmann, Helen Donath, Elisabeth Söderström, Cathy Berberian, Paul Esswood, Giancarlo Luccardi, Philip Langridge

Se i languidi miei sguardi
Cathy Berberian

Con che soavità (Book 7)
Cathy Berberian

Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'
Cathy Berberian

In un fiorito prato (from 'Orfeo', arr. Bent Lorentzen)
Cathy Berberian

Disprezzata regina (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Cathy Berberian

Tu che dagli Avi miei … Maestade, che prega (from L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Cathy Berberian

Addio Roma! (from L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Cathy Berberian

Concentus Musicus Wien, Capella Antiqua München & Junge Kantorei, Nikolaus Harnoncourt