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Monteverdi Madrigals of Love and Loss:

Jonathan Cohen
director, harpsichord, organ

Katherine Watson
soprano

Zoe Brown
soprano

Tim Mead
countertenor

Jeremy Budd
tenor

Benjamin Hulett
tenor

Callum Thorpe
bass-baritone

Programme
Monteverdi
Volgendo il ciel per l’immortal sentiero
Ohimè dov’è il mio ben?
Lamento della ninfa
Hor che’l ciel e la terra e’l vento tace
Castello
Sonata No. 10 in D minor

Monteverdi
Oblivion soave from L’incoronazione di Poppea
Altri canti di marte Book 8
Sestina Madrigals

About this concert
Since its foundation in 2010 by the English cellist and conductor Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo has surged to international prominence with thrilling performances of everything from Bach and Handel to Gluck and Grétry. The ensemble is guided by a determination to treat works of all periods and sizes with the full attention and intensity demanded by chamber music, an approach that has attracted many fine solo recitalists and chamber musicians to its ranks.

Arcangelo’s concert with Anna Prohaska stood among the highlights of Wigmore Hall’s Early Music and Baroque Series in 2012–13. The group’s latest programme draws on its recent experience of recording Monteverdi to explore music from the composer’s madrigals of ‘love and loss’ and other emotionally charged works created in Venice.

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