Bernardo strozzi   claudio monteverdi (c.1630)

Bernardo Strozzi, Portrait of Claudio Monteverdi, c. 1630 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Claudio Monteverdi was baptized in Cremona, Italy on May 15, 1567, and we're celebrating with highlights from one of his greatest works, the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin from 1610, performed by the Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players. 

  • Selections include: Dixit Dominus, Sonata sopra Sancta Maria, Hymnus Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat. 
  • Closing music: Dixit Dominus from 'Selva Morale e Spirituale' (1640). 
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