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Weekly playlist #06

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In the week marking the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth, our playlist features a selection of his works.

In the week marking the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth, our playlist features extracts from his three surviving operas, new recordings from I Fagiolini and works performed by past International Festival artists. As you're listening to the playlist, you can read our blog about Monteverdi's works in this year's music programme.

Image: Claudio Monteverdi (1644) by Unknown draughtsman/engraver (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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