'This recording is quite a treat! The blunt sensuousness depicted on the CD sleeve effectively prepares the listener for the strikingly luscious and constantly varied sound dominating the recording. The opening Sinfonia from Ballo delle ingrate makes it clear that the singers of I Fagiolini are supported by a first-class instrumental ensemble... Overall this is a first class recording and a must for any lover of Monteverdi.' Goldberg
Launched in October 2002 'Classics' is a new mid-price label that will become the main reissue label for Chandos. All releases will be 24-bit digitally remastered and recoupled for maximum value, and include three-language notes and texts where appropriate.