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We are Le Nuove Musiche, performers of 17th-century vocal music at the highest professional standard. Following cutting-edge performance practices, we are constantly exploring the link to the present while keeping the essence of the text, always aiming to enthrall contemporary audiences with this fascinating repertoire. Our labour of love, the complete recording of all 9 books of madrigals by Monteverdi, is nearly complete. Discover more on our website and hopefully see you soon at one of our concerts!

Successful crowdfunding for the Selva Morale!

It was heartwarming to receive so many statements of support in words and donations. We are grateful to have been able to start recording. A few great fellow musicians are joining us, as these pieces require a slightly larger line-up. Krijn will play the beautiful Monteverdi organ, built with a grant from the National Musical Instruments Fund.

The last notes will be recorded at the end of November. A series of concerts will follow in 2021.

The Monteverdi Organ

While scholars and performers have researched and performed the music of Monteverdi for centuries, oddly enough, no one has tried to re-create the organ of which Monteverdi so fondly spoke – until now. An organ with wooden pipes, with a characteristic sweet sound that blended perfectly with both voices and instruments, should be well worth investigating, one would think.

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MonteverdiXL: The making of

  1. Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche - Baci soavi e cari Claudio Monteverdi 2:37
  2. Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche - Sfogava con le stelle Claudio Monteverdi 2:41
  3. Falco van Loon - Tempro La Cetra Claudio Monteverdi 8:11
  4. Jennifer van der Hart en Wendy Roobol - Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella Claudio Monteverdi 3:12


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7 October 2021

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Amsterdam, Nederland


Our music theatre production has a new premiere date! We will then go on tour.

Arianna is a reconstruction of the lost Monteverdi opera by Florian Magnus Maier, with poems by Willem Kloos and directed by Sybrand van der Werf.

Want to know more about it? Read the article (in Dutch) by the Groene Amsterdammer, October 2019.