Concerto Italiano (Early Music Ensemble)
Concerto Italiano is an Italian early music ensemble well known for their interpretations of Monteverdi and Vivaldi, among others.
The historically informed performance ensemble was formed by the harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini, and made its Rome debut with Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto in 1984. Since then, Concerto Italiano has recorded Monteverdi madrigals, which have won numerous awards, including the Gramophone Award three times. Other major international awards garnered by this ensemble include Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Prix de la Nouivelle Académie du disque, Premio internationale del disco Antonio Vivaldi (Cini Foundation), and the Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros.
Concerto Italiano is under exclusive contract with OPUS 111, which is now under the umbrella of the large French label, Naïve.
Further Reading: Concerto Italiano
David asks Rinaldo Alessandrini about his new imagined Vespers for San Marco – and picks up some tips on eating like a Renaissance Venetian too!