Monteverdi & Friends
Raquel Andueza – soprano
Jesús Fernández Baena – theorbo
The celebrated Spanish soprano Raquel Andueza has sung with such groups as Gli Incogniti, L’Arpeggiata and Al Ayre Español. But it’s Italian music of the 17th century that gets her heart racing. That’s the reason she put together this programme of lute songs by Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, accompanied by Andueza’s trusted theorbo player, Jesús Fernández Baena. From Lamento della Ninfa to Si dolce è ‘l tormento: be sure and have plenty of tissues on hand for some of the most beautiful tearjerkers ever.