‘Boston Baroque Presents Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610’


Venice was the center of musical innovation during the Renaissance, and as principal conductor at St. Mark’s Basilica, Monteverdi was at the heart of Venice. His Vespers of 1610 remains a staggering work, seamlessly integrating millennium-old traditions of religious music with the newly emergent polyphonic ideas that would come to define the Age of Bach. We’re fortunate enough to be living through an early music revival, in which period instruments are accessible, and a professional ensemble such as the Boston Baroque can provide a masterpiece like this with the emotional breadth it deserves.

Sat., March 6, 8 p.m., 2010

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