Concerto Italiano

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Concerto Italiano is an Italian early music ensemble well known for their interpretations of Monteverdi and Vivaldi, among others.

The historically informed performance ensemble was formed by the harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini, and made its Rome debut with Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto in 1984. Since then, Concerto Italiano has recorded Monteverdi madrigals, which have won numerous awards, including the Gramophone Award three times. Other major international awards garnered by this ensemble include Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Prix de la Nouivelle Académie du disque, Premio internationale del disco Antonio Vivaldi (Cini Foundation), and the Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros.

Concerto Italiano is under exclusive contract with OPUS 111, which is now under the umbrella of the large French label, Naïve. Most recently, with conjunction with the National University Library in Turin, Concerto Italiano has been recording all the operas and concertos of Vivaldi, many of which have not been performed for over 300 years. Highlights include Concerto Italiano's recordings of the opera L'Olimpiade, La Senna Festeggiante, Le Quattro Stagioni (hailed as one of the best versions of the work by Gramophone), Vespri Solenni per la Festa dell'Assunzione di Maria Vergine (a reconstruction of a possible Vespers for the Ascension of the Virgin Mary and 2004 Gramophone winner for Baroque Vocal), and in 2004, an entire CD devoted to Vivaldi's Concerti per Archi.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Quarto Libro dei Madrigali Claudio Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 5 1
1997 Ottavo Libro de' Madrigali, Vol. 1 Claudio Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
1998 Pergolesi Scarlatti Stabat Mater Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 3
1999 Ottavo Libro dei Madrigali, Vol. 2 Claudio Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2002 La Senna Festeggiante (Concerto Italiano) Antonio VivaldiConcerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2002 L'Olimpiade Antonio VivaldiConcerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2004 Vespro della beata vergine da concerto Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2005 Brandenburg Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2008 Messe Concerto Italiano 1
2009 Gloria Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2010 Armida al campo d'Egitto (Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
Quinto Libro de' Madrigali Claudio Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
Secondo Libro de' Madrigali Claudio Monteverdi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Concerti Per Archi Compilation Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1

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