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This recording completely opened my heart and mind to a new world. I came across this recording of L’Orfeo quite by accident. Such wonderful accidents are what make life worthwhile. This recording is simply sublime. Listening, I’m transported to another place and time, I soar, I cry, I sleep and hear it in my dreams. For those that believe the modern age trumps all, well here is a piece of work to humble you. This is music that should have been sent into space on Voyager... for when our blue planet is dust and humanity scattered to the cosmic breeze, it’s work such as this we would choose to be remembered.

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Amazing music, amazing recording.

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This recording is fantastic. Full stop. The voice for Orfeo is perfect: he gets every ounce of feeling possible out of each note. The instrumentation is full but restrained, letting the music shine through. Also, the rest of the casting is similarly apt; shoutout to the voice of the messenger, because she hits every note exactly the way you think she should.

Put simply: this recording makes opera make *sense.* It’s accessible, beautiful, and powerful. If you’re on the fence about Monteverdi or you’re looking for something new, just give this a listen. Try tracks 5 and 9. You won’t regret it.

Biography

Formed: 1978

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although the English Baroque Soloists was officially established as a chamber ensemble of period instruments in 1978, the group actually gave its first concert at the 1977 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, in a performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea. Founded by John Eliot Gardiner, the group regularly performs throughout England and Europe. It has given a number of concerts in two London halls, the Barbican and St. John's Smith Square....
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, English Baroque Soloists
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music, Opera
  • Released: Sep 11, 1987

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