This concert comes under the heading “Tra sacro e profano”. The first name the word madrigal conjures up is Claudio Monteverdi. The Cremonese composer, who lived in Mantua but mostly in Venice, was one of the major figures in music throughout the West at the turn of the 16th century. Skilled in the complex art of vocal polyphony – and the inventer of recitarcantando – he introduced the Seconda pratica which recolutionised the style of composing at that time.
Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano are one of the main interpreters of Monteverdi’s genius, and his authoritative rendering of madrigal affects gives a striking dimension to every performance.
Tapestry Hall - Isola Bella
The Tapestry Hall is located on the first floor of Palazzo Borromeo, the monumental Baroque palace that overlooks Isola Bella.
It is reached for the concert thanks to a boat organized on the occasion by the Festival, leaving Stresa main pier at 8.00 p.m..
From the Isola Bella pier you can only reach the Palazzo Borromeo by a short walk. You get to the Tapestry Hall by climbing two flights of stairs.