One of the superb series of documentaries featuring Simon Russell Beale, with The Sixteen, and Harry Christophers. Enjoy :-)
BBC Documentary talks about Monteverdi’s Vespers and about his relationship with the Duke of Mantua, 4th April 2015.
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Simon Russell Beale travels to Italy to explore the story of the notorious Duke of Mantua and his long-suffering court composer Claudio Monteverdi during the turbulent times of the late Italian Renaissance. Out of the volatile relationship between the duke and the composer came Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, a major turning point in western music. The Sixteen, led by Harry Christophers, explore some of the radical and beautiful choral music in this dramatic composition.
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Video & Description Source: ▶ BBC Documentary – the Genius of the Monteverdi’s Vespers (HD) – YouTube Published on 3 May 2015 by Collegium Regale