Verdi and Monteverdi

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

This week, Together in Song explores two titans of Italian music with similar names, but very different styles. Host Anthony Trecek-King celebrates the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Giuseppe Verdi.

Program details:

Claudio Monteverdi: Psalm 116 from Vespers of St. John
— Hassler Consort; Franz Raml, conductor.

Giuseppi Verdi: Patria Oppressa! (Chorus of Scottish Refugees)
— La Scala Orchestra and Chorus; Riccardo Muti, conductor.

Claudio Monteverdi: Selections from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin
— Jeffrey Strauss, bass; Apollo's Singers; Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra; Jeannette Sorrell, director.

Giuseppi Verdi: La Vergine degli Angeli from La Forza del Destino
— Placido Domingo; Mirella Freni; La Scala Orchestra and Chorus; Riccardo Muti, conductor.

Giuseppi Verdi: Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco
— Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Robert Shaw, conductor.

Claudio Monteverdi: "The New Day had Not Yet Dawned"
— Delitae Musicae; Marco Longhini, conductor.

Claudio Monteverdi: Choime D'oro (Golden Tresses)
— I Fagiolini; Robert Hollingsworth, director.

Giuseppi Verdi: Laudi Alla Vergina Maria
— King's College Boys Choir; Stephen Cleobury.

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