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Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Two releases of Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo, a new one performed by Music from Aston Magna and a classic one with the New London Consort.

The New London Consort

Photo: Courtesy of the New London Consort

The New London Consort (Philip Pickett, dir.).

This week we explore two releases of Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo, a new one performed by Music from Aston Magna and a classic one with the New London Consort.

Music Heard On This Episode

Claudio Monteverdi: Prologo, Shepherd “Ma se’il gioir,” and "Qual onor"
Music from Aston Magna — L’Orfeo (Centaur, 2008)
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Claudio Monteverdi: Prologo, Shepherd “Ma se’il gioir,” and "Qual onor"
Music from Aston Magna — L’Orfeo (Centaur, 2008)
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Claudio Monteverdi: Toccata, "Vi ricorda," Moresca
The New London Consort/Phillip Pickett — L’Orfeo (L’oiseau Lyre , 1992)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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