Monteverdi : Vespro della Beata Vergine
Raphaël Pichon and his extraordinary Ensemble Pygmalion continue to explore the great masterpieces of western music.
Interpreting Monteverdi’s Vespers in Versailles, a founding work composed in 1610, he succeeds John Eliot Gardiner, who placed it at the very heart of his work. It is not an accident, it is filiation: for Monteverdi’s anniversary, Gardiner has asked the young conductor to conduct the Vespers during the festival he directs in Leipzig! Under such auspices, Monteverdi’s choral monument and baroque masterpiece fulfil the high ambitions that Pygmalion has defended over the last decade. Nearer to thee my God…
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Vespro della Beata Vergine