Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Les Cornets Noirs / Ensemble Delectus Cantionum

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Les Cornets Noirs
Les Cornets Noirs © Bernhard Kägi
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
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Milestone of sacred music

It takes some confidence to dedicate a sacred work personally to the Pope. But Claudio Monteverdi was keen to reach as large an audience as possible when he published his »Vespro della Beata Vergine« in 1610. With the work, he sought to express all the facets of his compositional prowess, and the »Vespers for the Blessed Virgin« remains one of the greatest works of sacred music to this day.

In 13 movements, Monteverdi demonstrates his mastery and his ability to integrate all the contrasting stylistic influences of his time into one diverse whole. The six-strong Flemish instrumental ensemble Les Cornets Noirs specialises in the music of Monteverdi’s time. Together with the singers of the Delectus Cantionum ensemble, they present a historically informed and musically expressive performance of this legendary work.


Les Cornets Noirs

Ensemble Delectus Cantionum vocal ensemble


Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine »Marienvesper«

Pre-Concert Talk

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