Documentary on Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers

claudio-monteverdiA BBC documentary on Claudio Monteverdi’s celebrated work, the Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610. It is quite interesting to watch because it unravels Monteverdi’s life in the service of the Duke of Mantua, his quarel with Artusi and the composition of L’Orfeo, in a quite romanticising view of the composer’s biography.

It as also been interesting to follow the appetite of BBC for programs on this kind of key-works of Western Music  history.


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