Monteverdi – La Giornata Italiana for six violas



Monteverdi doesn’t write tunes. Instead, he teases the listener with little snatches of melody and continual dialogue between the players, resulting in a glorious mêlée of sound. This wonderful and colorful Sinfonia is divided into 8 sections, describing a day in the life of an Italian town. Fabulous! Personally, such is the complexity of the counterpoint, I would recommend a conductor for this work.13 mins. M

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