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I absolutely love this album, two discs of early Baroque/late Rennaisance liturgical music.
The singing is absolutely wonderful ... the rustic string sounds and the clear voices (no fat wobbles here but no pinched hooting sopranos either).
This performance by conductor Andrew Parrott has long been taken as the standard of overall excellence.
There is no such thing as a "best" performance of any musical work. At the top rank, every performer and ensemble inevitably brings something different to a performance,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. Friedman
I absolutely love this album, two discs of early Baroque/late Rennaisance liturgical music. This genre spans the style of polyphony in the theme of Thomas Tallis and the more... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hobbitears
When it comes to Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, I have two choices that I go back and forth between, and though they are different in their own ways, I love both. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by J. R. Trtek
The late organ builder Steven Bicknell, in a 1997 article, recommended this version because he had tuned the continuo organ for this performance using the quarter-comma meantone... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Captain Video
Whatever their religious inclination, music lovers must concede that liturgical music forms the backbone of most Western classical music from Mozart to Bach to Wagner. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by Robert Carlberg
This is an excellent CD. If you like Monteverdi, and don't have these works in your collection, then this is the CD to get. Read morePublished on December 30, 2007 by Sue Ametsreiter
This CD captures both the gutsy energy and the ethereal beauty of Monteverdi's sacred choral music. Read morePublished on March 20, 2007 by S. Chambliss Neil
The singing and playing on this recording are truly delightful. The overall concept of the work is good. I love this recording. Read morePublished on September 27, 2005 by tenordan
Recorded in 1983 and 1984 at All Saints’ Church, Tooting (London), this double CD is still something of a classic, presenting Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers in punctilious... Read morePublished on December 28, 2004 by Leslie Richford