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Fourth release on the new VIVAT label features an outstanding collection of
vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi.

14 glorious tracks present an exquisitely varied programme on the theme of
love in all its con?icting emotions, its joys and sweet pains affecting gods
and mere mortals.

All-star cast including Carolyn Sampson, Sarah Connolly, Rebecca Outram,
Charles Daniels and James Gilchrist joined by The
King's Consor­t'­s highly colourful instrumental ensemble.

Includes the melancholy 'Lamento della Ninfa', the virtuoso 'Ze?ro
torna', exquisite love duets, Orfeo's famous 'Possente spirto', a
plangent lament from 'Poppea', and Monteverdi's ex­tra­ordinary 'Hor
che 'l ciel'.

Recorded in the unsurpassed acoustic of St Jude-on-the-Hill, London. 48 page
booklet with authoritative liner note by renowned Monteverdi scholar Prof. John
Whenham
(in English, French and German), plus full texts and translations (Italian and
English).
Note to distributors and dealers: Originally recorded in 2002 for a private
European client, this 24-bit recording is now being made available commercially
for the ?rst time.

Press about VIVAT's ?rst discs
“What a great way to launch a new label.” (CD Review, BBC Radio
3)
“It's a magni?cent start for a potentially exciting new
label.” (The Scotsman)
“Another hit for The King's Consor­t'­s new label.” (The
Observer)
“This CD, full of incandescent, hugely commited music making, will be an
award-winner. You simply have to hear it.” (BBC Music Magazine)

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