John Butt and Dunedin Consort. The sonic grandeur of Monteverdi’s spectacular masterpiece is expertly realized in this recording.
Expected for release Friday 7th September. This recording can be ordered at a special price from MDT as part of the Linn Records special offer.
Together with the virtuoso players of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and a star-studded line up, including Peter Harvey, Joanne Lunn and Nicholas Mulroy, Dunedin Consort delivers the perfect recording to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth.
MONTEVERDI Vespers 1610 Dunedin Consort / John Butt. Linn 2cdsSpecial price: £17.95
The raison d’être for this recording was reinforced following a performance of the Vespers at the 2016 Lammermuir Festival which wowed the critics: The Herald called it superbly stylish…an exhilarating performance whilst The Scotsman stated it is hard to imagine a more exquisite, deeply felt performance.
In direct contrast to the more typically lavish stagings John Butt’s preference for single part performance brings a welcome sense of intimacy to Monteverdi’s most famous work.
In eschewing the pomp and circumstance John Butt’s approach delivers a fresh, modern performance that allows the individuality of the soloists to shine.