The CD which E lucevan le stelle devoted to Monteverdi’s Vespers is finally available. The double SACD will be circulated internationally by leading distributors, while the E lucevan le stelle Music Store presents a version you can download in two formats: high-resolution MP3 and Apple Loseless. The in-depth research work carried out by the Cantar Lontano team restores to us an inspired vision of this monumental work of the early Italian Baroque. On classicnews.com Benjamin Ballifh writes:
Les Vêpres miraculeuses de Marco Mencoboni
… Il est certain que l’on n’écoutera plus de la même façon les Vêpres de Monteverdi, après l’apport de Marco Mencoboni. Chapeau maestro!
Full documentation on the work done is available on the Cantar Lontano YouTube channel. A few excerpts: here is the recording of the first track on the CD, then an episode from the Laudate Pueri, with the eight singers in the chancel, as required by Monteverdi.
Furthermore, three moments from the inauguration concert at the 2010 Ambronay Festival: Dixit Dominus, Nisi Dominus and Lauda Jerusalem.
Here is an amusing backstage from the inauguration concert at the Sferisterio Opera Festival (Macerata) and Marco Mencoboni’s approach to the Pulchra es, to the Psalm Laetatus sum; there is also the beautiful concerto Audi coelum.
If you would like to meet some of the protagonists in this production, here are Christophe Timpe, Luca Dordolo and the very young Asia D’Arcangelo, whose marvellous treble voice contributed to the performance of the hymn “Ave Maris Stella” and of the “Gloria Patri”.
Here is the packaging for the Monteverdi Vespers CD. Follow the instructions in our
tutorial video and make for yourself a perfect-sounding and perfect-looking E lucevan le stelle home-made CD, including booklet and label.
Click here to get the front cover.
Then click here for the back cover.
And then here for the CD label.
Finally click here to get the booklet.
Now you only need the music, which you can buy online and have on your Ipod. Please make sure you have cookies accepted by your browser when you go to the E lucevan le stelle Music Store.