The Italian madrigal La dolce vista della donna mia
is a work of the Italian period of Philippe de Monte, known to us from the second edition of his first book of madrigals for six voices (1569). This gently nostalgic piece of an elegiac, inward character was extremely popular and was frequently reprinted, sometimes in lute tablature. Monte himself reused it for a Mass in eight voices for two choirs.
from notes by Bénédicte Even-Lassmann © 2011
English: Charles Johnston