G. A. Rigatti - Vespers

The Psalms and the Magnificat of Rigatti's 1643 collection offer the backbone of these Vespers for the Blessed Virgin. The program is completed by vocal and instrumental pieces of coeval composers (Banchieri, Usper, Patta, Del Buono, Milanuzzi) and by the proper gregorian chants for the Feast.

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Vulnerasti Cor Meum

Anthological program around the Song of Songs. In addition to motets of Monteverdi, Grandi and Rovetta, authentic masterpieces by lesser-known composers are proposed, built around the most sensual of biblical texts.

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Monteverdi's Heritage

Claudio Monteverdi and his influence on his subordinates in St. Mark (Giovanni Rovetta and Alessandro Grandi), on his brother Giulio Cesare Monteverdi and on other Venetian composers active in the same period, Giovanni Antonio Rigatti and Giovanni Battista Riccio amongst the others.

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Crudo Amor & Dolce Morte

Amorous yearnings and fatal abandons in a rich florilegium of concertato madrigals and canzonettas, selected within the output of Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Antonio Rigatti, Alessandro Grandi, Barbara Strozzi & others.

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