Monteverdi: Lamento d' Arianna (Monodia) / Pianto della Madonna (Contrafactum)

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  • Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
  • Editor: Hendrik Schulze
  • Format: Set of Parts
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Basso continuo, Soprano
  • Originally for: Opera
  • Work: L'Arianna, SV 291
  • Work Language: Italian
  • ISMN: 9790006567126
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches
  • Pages: 30


Claudio Monteverdi's 1608 opera "Arianna" is best-known for the title character's lament sung by Isabella Andreini. Contemporary voices praised the depth of expression and the power of affect in this continuo-accompanied piece for solo voice. The interest in this operatic scene now known as the "Lamento d'Arianna" led to many transcriptions and finally also printed versions and contrafacts being circulated, such as the Marian lament "Pianto della Madonna" from 1640/41, which is available in this edition.

This edition contains two inserted scores with the musical text, one for the harmony instrument, the other for the low string instrument.

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