Monday, August 20, 2012
Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610
This performance by Boston Baroque conducted by Martin Pearlman is excellent. The cover of the album states that the work is performed on period instruments. This lends an air of authenticity to the recording, and certainly influenced my listening experience. Anyway, having never listened to Vespers of 1610 before, I was absolutely impressed. If other reviews are to be believed, this is merely a workmanlike recording and "better" recordings are available. This seems a highly subjective statement, and doesn't influence how much I enjoyed this recording.