The Resource L'Orfeo, Monteverdi

L'Orfeo, Monteverdi

Label
L'Orfeo
Title
L'Orfeo
Statement of responsibility
Monteverdi
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Subject
Genre
Language
ita
Summary
  • This recording of Orfeo by performers from the Massachusetts-based Aston Magna Festival has many things to recommend it. Primary among its virtues is the dramatic urgency of the performance. The protagonist's dilemma is presented with heartbreaking poignancy
  • Characteristic is the intensity of the messenger's announcement of the news of Eurydice's death, which is delivered and received with stricken anguish. The singers are consistently fine -- there are no weak links in the cast. Frank Kelley's Orfeo is sweet-toned and persuasive, even though his coloratura in parts of "Possente spirto" is a little tentative. Soprano Laurie Monahan makes an especially strong impression, as do Roberta Anderson, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Sharon Baker, David Ripley, and Robert Honeysucker. Daniel Stepner leads the ensemble in a colorful and well-paced performance, and the variety of accompaniments for the recitatives is especially inventive. The ornamentation throughout is lively and appropriate. The recording's weaknesses lie in its details. For example, the echoing instruments sometimes don't convincingly replicate the pacing and articulation of the phrases they should be echoing. Intonation is a problem often enough to be distracting, particularly with the recorders. But it is generally good enough that one has the impression that given the luxury of a few more takes, the performers could have nailed the pitches and made this a truly outstanding version of the opera. The sound is generally good, but the bass is a little heavy
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1567-1643
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monteverdi, Claudio
Date of event
1983
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/featuredMedium
tenor voice
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in Italian
Other event information
  • Performed
  • Recorded
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/performanceMedium
  • orchestra
  • mixed chorus
  • instrumental ensemble
PerformerNote
Various vocalists and instrumentalists ; London Baroque Orchestra ; London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble ; Charles Medlam, conductor
Place of event
  • Abbey Road Studios
  • Abbey Road, London
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Medlam, Charles
  • Alexander Street Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orpheus
  • Operas
Label
L'Orfeo, Monteverdi
Link
https://proxy.multcolib.org/login?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CLMU;440238
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio files
  • Title from resource description page (viewed March 21, 2016)
  • For tenor solo voice, orchestra, cornett and sackbutt ensemble and mixed chorus
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP440238/clmu
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (229 minutes)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)964565076
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
L'Orfeo, Monteverdi
Link
https://proxy.multcolib.org/login?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CLMU;440238
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio files
  • Title from resource description page (viewed March 21, 2016)
  • For tenor solo voice, orchestra, cornett and sackbutt ensemble and mixed chorus
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP440238/clmu
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (229 minutes)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)964565076
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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