Ensemble La VenexianaClaudio Cavina
A collection of individual essays centring on Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo: its mythological roots, the composition’s context, its performance today. Texts written by Stefano Russomanno, Stefano Aresi and Alberto Bernabé. Libretto by Alessandro Striggio is supplied together with a new translation from Eduardo Schmid. Stefano Russomanno has been in charge of the edition.
A limited and numbered edition of 3099 copies.
1 Book + 2 CDs
La Musica / Euridice: Emanuela Galli Orfeo: Mirko Guadagnini Messaggiera: Marina De Liso Proserpina: Cristina Calzolari Plutone: Matteo Bellotto Speranza: Josè Lo Monaco Caronte: Salvo Vitale Apollo: Vincenzo Di Donato Ninfa: Francesca Cassinari Pastore I: Giovanni Caccamo Pastore II – Spirito I: Makoto Sakurada Pastore III: Claudio Cavina Pastore IV – Spirito II: Tony Corradini
Recorded at the Church of San Carlo, Modena (Italy) in February 2006Engineered by Roberto MeoProduced by Sigrid Lee & Stefano AresiMusicological consultant: Stefano AresiExecutive producer: Carlos CésterDesign: Valentín Iglesias (00:03:00)
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L’Orfeo Fabula in musica Mantua, 1607
CD I [52:34]PrologoAtto PrimoAtto Secondo
CD II [62:18]Atto TerzoAtto QuartoAtto Quinto
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Considered by many as being the most attractive early music label in the world, both for its artistic coherence as for the artistry of its designs, Glossa is commencing, with L’Orfeo, a pioneering form of publishing, where a reference-quality performance from La Venexiana comes presented in a stunningly-designed book format.
At Glossa we are very proud to salute the musical talents of our artists, whose splendid recordings ended 2008 receiving further critical approval, important echoes of how other music-lovers have been reacting across the year. Back in September 2008 Claudio Cavina of La Venexiana received its second Gramophone Award in London when their recording of Montervedi's L'Orfeo was voted by the UK magazine's critics as the winner in the Baroque Vocal category. [read more...]
Not for the first time in their illustrious career, Claudio Cavina and his Italian vocal and instrumental ensemble La Venexiana have just received a strong critical vote of approval for their artistry, with the announcement on Thursday September 25th that they have won a coveted Classic fM Gramophone Award. Claudio Cavina was on hand to collect the Baroque Vocal Award for 2008 (decided on by the specialist critics of the UK-based Gramophone magazine) at a ceremony held in London, UK for his and La Venexiana’s recording of the fabula in musica by Claudio Monteverdi, L’Orfeo.[read more...]