In stil moderno: Richard Egarr directs Castello, Strozzi & Claudio Monteverdi

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In stil moderno: Richard Egarr directs Castello, Strozzi & Claudio Monteverdi

Had Dario Castello left us a large-scale composition (an Orfeo or a Vespers) his genius would likely be recognised today alongside that of his colleague Claudio Monteverdi. Pity though it might be only to have been left his two books of instrumental music, the 30 works contained therein are nothing short of a revolution. Daring, innovative and virtuosic, Castello’s sonatas are an artistic triumph surpassed perhaps only by their commercial success in early 17th century Venice. AAM Music Director Richard Egarr, a long-time advocate of Castello’s, leads an intrepid exploration of the composer’s unbounded imagination, offset by works of his contemporaries.

Concert details
Barbara Strozzi L’eraclito amoroso & Lagrime mie
Claudio Monteverdi Et e pur dunque vero & Si dolce e’l tormento
Dario Castello selections from Sonate concertante in stil moderno, Libro Secondo
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £18.50 - £37.50
Live stream, Cambridge
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 | 7.30pm
Tickets: Individual ticket: £12.50