Paul Agnew discusses the most representative madrigals from the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Books of madrigals by Monteverdi.
To accompany the CD Madrigali – Monteverdi (vol. 2: Mantova), Paul Agnew discusses three madrigals taken from Books Four, Five and Six with a simultaneous reading of the score and excerpts from the concert of the madrigal (split-screen video).
Commentary on the madrigal “Anima dolorosa” from the Fourth Book of Monteverdi’s madrigals:
Paul Agnew discusses the madrigal “Cruda Amarilli” from the Fifth Book:
Paul Agnew discusses the madrigal “Zefiro torna” (based on a poem by Petrarch), one of the most emblematic from the Sixth Book: