Wednesday, 1 January 2014

First Footing

Happy New Year!

And what piece of music is better to start 2014 that the thrilling toccata which opens Monteverdi's Orfeo - the first extant notes of operatic music in the Western world.

What a entrance!

And if that's not thrilling enough, just listen to what Monteverdi did to it when he set it to sacred words and added a dancing ritornello at the start of his great Vespers.

'Wow!' is the word.

May 2014 bring you joy!

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