Monday 21 May 2018 1:00PM

Sara Mingardo; Francesca Biliotti; Giovanni Bellini; Giorgio Dal Monte

Monteverdi, Frescobaldi and Kapsberger

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This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 administration fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Sara Mingardo contralto
  • Francesca Biliotti contralto
  • Giovanni Bellini theorbo
  • Giorgio Dal Monte harpsichord

Conservative ears were offended by Monteverdi’s rule-breaking, risk-taking madrigals four centuries ago. But the composer’s expressive freedom opened the door to a new music of passionate emotions, one explored by Sara Mingardo and Francesca Biliotti in an irresistible programme from Italy’s early Baroque.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
      • Settimo libro de madrigali
        • Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben, dov'è il mio core? 'Romanesca'
        • Con che soavità, labbra odorate
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
        • Toccata nona
  • Claudio Monteverdi
      • Settimo libro de madrigali
        • Vorrei baciarti
        • Voglio di vita uscir, voglio che cadano
      • Settimo libro de madrigali
        • Non è di gentil core
        • O come sei gentile
  • Giovanni Kapsberger (c.1580-1651)
        • Canzone prima
  • Claudio Monteverdi
        • Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti

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