Monteverdi matinée

Monteverdi matinée

Sfogava con le stelle
Invito a La Sera del Combattimento

C. Monteverdi, Sfogava con le stelle (Madrigali, libro IV)
G.G. Kapsberger, Toccata IX
C. Monteverdi, Cruda Amarilli (Madrigali, libro V)
A. Piccinini, Toccata I
C. Monteverdi, Anima mia perdona/Che se tu se’ il cor mio (Madrigali, libro IV)
A. Piccinini, Toccata VI
C. Monteverdi, Ohimè il bel viso (Madrigali, libro VI)
G.G. Kapsberger, Kapsberger
C. Monteverdi, Zefiro Torna e’ bel tempo rimena (Madrigali, libro VI)

La Fonte Musica conducted by Michele Pasotti “invites us” to La sera del Combattimento, a sort of prelude to the concert that same evening in the church of San Leonardo in Pallanza. The program includes some of Claudio Monterverdi’s madrigals senza gesto, accompanied by basso continuo and interlaced with pieces for tiorba by Kapsberger and Piccinini. At the hub of the interpretation of La fonte musica is the idea of ‘going back to the source’ (hence the name, in Italian) to the roots of polyphony,  the sense of the  songs, and the choice of compositions.  The rhetoric and the “grammar” of the music had to be closely deciphered, so as to grasp and translate, with an attitude that is experimental for us today, the creativity, refinement and beauty of early music.

Collect a souvenir: meet the artists!


La Fonte Musica

Francesca Cassinari,
Alena Dantcheva
, soprano

Elena Carzaniga, alto

Massimo Altieri, Raffaele Giordani, tenor

Alessandro Ravasio, bass

Michele Pasotti, theorbo e conductor


Sunday 20 August 2023
11:30 am

Museo del Paesaggio
Via Ruga, 44
Verbania Pallanza (VB)


€ 15

including the free visit at the Museo del Paesaggio


Museo del Paesaggio is a cultural institution with deep rooted bonds to the Lake Maggiore area and the valleys around it. This bond is the heart of its constitution and underlies its mission.

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Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa
Festival Internazionale
Via Carducci, 38
28838 Stresa (VB)
ph. +39 0323 31095
fax +39 0323 33006
C.F. e P.IVA 00229020037

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