- Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata, madrigal in 6 sections for 5 voices and instruments (from Book 6), SV 111
- Lamento Della Ninfa, madrigal in 3 sections for 1-4 voices (from Book 8), SV 163
Reissued in 2017 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth, these recordings by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants were originally released over a period of 15 years in the 1980s and 1990s by Harmonia Mundi. Included in this trimline box set are four albums, covering the "Madrigals" (Books "Seven" and "Eight"), the dramatic ballet "Il ballo delle ingrate," the sacred collection "Selve morale e spirituale," and the operatic scena "Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda." In addition to Monteverdi's groundbreaking operas "La favola d'Orfeo," "L'Incoronazione di Poppea," and "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria," and his sacred choral works, such as the "Vespro della Beata Virgine" of 1610, the works in this collection demonstrate the composer's radical stylistic development, from late Renaissance mannerism to the innovations (such as expressive recitatives and the use of basso continuo) that ushered in the early Baroque era. These exceptional recordings were also reissued as separate CDs in the label's Musique d'Abord series.
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