RossoPorpora searched for what was produced in the 16th and 17th century in the genre of madrigalism. This quest along North Italian cities leads us among others to the Flemish composer Giaches de Wert, who in the ducal palace of Mantua paved the way for his successor Claudio Monteverdi.
Carlo Gesualdo in Ferrara explored chromaticism at the cutting edge as well as musical illustration of the text. In Venice Heinrich Schütz concluded his formative years with Giovanni Gabrieli, publishing his Primo libro di madrigali, a profane exception in his otherwise exclusively religious oeuvre. No more madrigal books by Schütz were to appear. RossoPorpora is a young Italian ensemble that made its mark at the international REMA showcase in Marseille. Laus Polyphoniae proudly presents the group to you.