Sunday, January 24th, 2021 – 3 p.m. 
Bourgie Hall

1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal
Métro Station Guy-Concordia / Métro Station Peel


Published in 1638, the madrigals of Monteverdi’s Eighth Book are madrigals in name only. Completely redefining the polyphonic genre of the Renaissance, these exceptional works use a most diverse range of voices, while also calling for instruments, heralding the baroque cantata and its expression that so closely approaches the operatic form. Monteverdi described them as guerrieri et amorosiwhat could be better for such an aesthetic program than to evoke the war of love… its assaults, its conquests, and its ravages of the heart. 


Excerpts of The Eighth Book of madrigals by Monteverdi


Vocal and instrumental ensemble

Andrew McAnerney, direction