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|Claudio Monteverdi - Banquet of the Senses / Kirkby Tubb Nichols King Cornwell The Consort of Musicke Rooley|
Madrigali erotici e spirituali
Actors: Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb, Mary Nichols, Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Lyrical poems known to opera fans as madrigals were a staple in the work of 17th Century composer Claudio Monteverdi. Monteverdi's works have been performed in many styles since they were originally staged and this product... more »
Delicious! A sensuous rediscovery of wonderfully fine music
Ingrid Heyn | Melbourne, Australia | 05/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There can be no better introduction to madrigals, if one wishes for the visual as well as the audio, than this superb DVD in which the Consort of Musicke delight and enchant the viewer. Set in a sumptuously beautiful venue within a palazzo of the type known to have hosted performances of madrigals and other fine singing of the period, this DVD gives vivid swatches of colour, erotic half-glances, macabre masks, fluttery wisps of drapery, and of course the wonderful, wonderful singing of these fine singers in a performance that will give great pleasure.
The Italian vocal music of the baroque is always both full of drama and very beautiful - sensuous and purity combined into a quite irresistible blending of the senses. The enthusiasm and knowledge of Anthony Rooley as he discusses these madrigals is enchanting to see, and the performances are bliss themselves.
It's hard to understand how anyone could not be more than pleased with this DVD. All I can say is... enjoy!"