BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: Monteverdi: Les Talens Lyriques

May 24, 2017

The master of Baroque music performance, harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset, and his extraordinary ensemble Les Talens Lyrique brought their rare powers of interpretation and insight to Monteverdi’s riveting masterpieces and this concert performance of Combattimento was much anticipated, the endless complex action stops this piece form being stages these days, thankfully, but the music is allowed to shine in this more easy to access way. Rousset conducted from the harpsichord and kept the music fluid, sharp and with a real palpable energy throughout the evening.

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