Italian Baroque music – Monteverdi, Carissimi, Cavalli


Source of fascination at all times, Italy has inspired many artists.

It is therefore on a journey to the heart of the music of the great Italian masters that the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris invites us to the heart of the 16th and 17th centuries.

One in Rome, the others in Venice, all actively participated in this transition to a new Baroque style that makes Italian art great.

Like glassmakers, sculptors, architects or painters, by their know-how, their ability to mix voices together, composers participate in the beauty of religious buildings for which they provide the sound element: the most beautiful music for liturgical celebrations.

Just as the architect designs grandiose constructions, the composer creates equally majestic works with 2, 4, 6, 8 superimposed and spatialized voices.


Gregorian, Laetetur cor quaerentium Dominum

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Salve Regina secondo

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Christe, Adoramus te

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Dixit Dominus secondo a 10

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Ave Maris Stella (Vesprae della Beata Virgine)

Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674), Jephte

Anonyme, Ciaccona di paradiso e d'inferno

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676), Alma Redemptoris Mater

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Cantate Domino

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Gloria a 7


Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Adult Choir

Adrien Alix, violone

Michel Coppé et Frédéric Martin, violin

Yves Castagnet, positive organ

Henri Chalet, conductor

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