The Sixteen and Simon Russell Beale explore Monteverdi's Vespers

Martin Cullingford Thu 2nd April 2015

BBC 2 programme to explore the importance of the composer's Vespers of 1610: watch an excerpt

This weekend, Simon Russell Beale and The Sixteen explore Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in a BBC2 programme entitled Monteverdi in Mantua: The Genius of the Vespers.

In this clip, along with the choir - led by founder and conductor Harry Christophers - he introduces some of the key themes behind the programme's argument that the work represents one of the major turning points in Western music.

Monteverdi in Mantua: The Genius of the Vespers is broadcast of BBC2 on Saturday April 4 at 9pm.

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