This video is the first in a new series that are digitally mastered in HD 1080p. Monteverdi’s incomparable setting of Ottavio Rinuccini’s “Zefiro Torna,” the Western Wind. Enjoy the delightful word-painting as it flows by, such as the echoing highs and lows of “monti” (mountains) and “valli” (valleys); the ripples of “mormorondo” (murmuring) and the ever-dancing ciaccona. Featuring Thomas Cooley & Christopher LeCluyse, tenors; Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello, Katherine Heater, chamber organ; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord; David Tayler, baroque guitar. Live video from the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music “Zefiro Torna” Concert, 2009.
Voices of Music performs in and records our concerts in St. Mark’s Lutheran, SF.