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GESUALDO, Carlo (Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza) - Composers

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Composer: GESUALDO, Carlo (Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza) ((1566-1613))
GESUALDO, Carlo (Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza) His/her music:
Of his works are know 6 madrigal books, 2 sacrae cantiones and 1 libro di responsoria.
(thanks Rocco Brancati <robra
mbox.vol.it>)

His/her life:
Michael Canales <Yozgalilan
NetZero.Net> writes: He found his wife and the Duke of Anzio together in his marital bed. He was prince of Venoza and felt as though he could get away with it, so he had his men run the Duke (dressed in the woman's blouse) through with halbreds and shot with muskettes. He saved the pleasure of murdering his wife himself. Some contemporary accounts have him disemboweling her, some have her both disemboweled and slit at the throat (jack the ripper style); all accounts suggest that this was not the wife's first tryst, and that her beauty was topped only by her lack of sexual morality and her "mannish" courage. Lay monks ravished her corpse because of her fetching good looks (really, no kidding). I wrote an opera on the subject back in the early 1990's. It is the only one of my three operas that has not been performed in its entirety. Gesualdo's music, highly progressive in terms of harmony, imagine Wagner or Hugo Wolf in Madrigal form, has often been connected to the composer's dark side. He eventually went insa

La bella Ninfa - Madrigale: Hallenser Madrigalisten - Andreas Göpfert, conductor

La bella Ninfa - Madrigale: Hallenser Madrigalisten - Andreas Göpfert, conductor
ID: AV2100203
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Voices

Italian, Spanish, and English madrigals, German tenorlied, and French chansons, sung in their original languages by unacc. choir . Compact disc. Program notes in German, English, and French ([10] p.) in container. Hallenser Madrigalisten ; Andreas Göpfert, director.

Recorded in Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, 1987.) -- Ach Lieb, ich tu dir klagen / Hans Leo Hassler
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Lamentations: Timothy Brown - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Lamentations: Timothy Brown - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
ID: BRIL92098
CDs: 1
Type: DVD5
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

1 DVD 16:9
Region: (All) PAL, 2.35:1 ALL FORMATS
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 5.1
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SOFIA "MADRIGAL" CHOIR - Monteverdi - Gesualdo - Schütz - STOYAN KRALEV, conductor

SOFIA "MADRIGAL" CHOIR - Monteverdi - Gesualdo - Schütz - STOYAN KRALEV, conductor
ID: GD174
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Baroque
Subcollection: Choir

The CD includes works by famous composers from the epoch of late-Renaissance and Baroque. Claudio Monteverdi, the creator of the first important operas in the history of Europe's art of music, is represented by eight works. The songs and the psalms performed by the Sofia Madrigal Choir, specialised in the interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music, demonstrate not only Monteverdi's exceptional ability to develop polyphonic compositions but also his mastery of the new emotional style strongly influenced by Italian folklore. Secular or sacred, these works are imbued with a sincere emotion and with the humanistic spirit of the time. They demonstrate a new attitude towards the text set to music and the melodic invention of Monteverdi, who lived and worked in the second half of the 16th and the first half of the 17th centuries. Carlo Gesulado, his near contemporary, also created models of madrigal art, sparkling with creative wit and invention, featuring virtuosity and poetry. And next to them ranks the German composer Heinrich Schutz, who laid the foundations of the Baroque style in German music. He is the author of many remarkable sacred works - passions, masses, madrigals, an opera, one ballet, vocal and instrumental opuses. The CD contains some of his secular songs, admirable for their melodiousness and beautiful vocal texture.


Soloists: Vanilia Kissyova (soprano), Nikolina Pankova (soprano), Assya Ivanova (soprano), Alis Bovarian (alto), Valentin Vassilev (tenor), Konstantin Marinski (bass), Stoyanka Slavova (harpsichord, spinet, organ), Vesselina Korchakova (spinet), Angel Stankov (violin), Yossif Radionov (violin), Bogomil Karakonov (cello), Nikolai Tonev (lute)
Stoyan Kralev, conductor
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La Tavola Cromatica - Chromatic & enharmonic music for viol of the time of Cardinal Francesco Barberini (Rome, c.1635)

La Tavola Cromatica - Chromatic & enharmonic music for viol of the time of Cardinal Francesco Barberini (Rome, c.1635)
ID: RK2302
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Voices

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The King's Singers - Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses

The King's Singers - Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses
ID: SIGCD048
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Early Music Vol. XXXIII No. 2

Signum Records is proud to announce the release of the latest recording by The King's Singers: Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday.

The Italian Prince, Carlos Gesualdo, is probably most famous for the obsessive double murder of his first wife along with her lover, but his music is not always accredited with the same sense of celebrity.

Gesualdo is known in traditional history books as an amateur composer. His music is characterised by wild gesticulation and abrupt starts and stops, particular to a composer who just didn’t know what he was doing. However, the 20th century has now uncovered our composer’s place in history as part of a larger movement of Neapolitan artists, and as perhaps the most forward-thinking, expressive and sensual composer of his time.

The King’s Singers were fascinated by the naked honesty that is heard within this 400 year old music. It is so startling that it keeps its freshness of surprise even on many repeated hearings. The music portrays a desperate and wretched, but also passionate and loving person who is set on composing "further out" than anyone else.

Gesualdo moved in the highest circles of Italy and was extremely wealthy. His decadent lifestyle allowed him to do and write exactly as he pleased, and at the tender age of 19 it brought him into close contact with one of the most attractive and admired women in Naples. Maria d’Avalos was twice widowed by the age of 25. Her marriage to Gesualdo was initially promising. However, Maria’s rich social life soon dominated the relationship and a profound and constant jealousy took possession of the young and highly sensitive composer. After four years of turmoil he hired professional murderers to assist him in killing wife and lover while they were in bed together. The violence and rage of the act is well-documented.

After the murder of Maria, Gesualdo suffered from severe and increasing feelings of guilt. Penitence never left him and he was moved to compose church music of a most black and self-reproachful nature. The programme on this CD represents part of the liturgy for the Matins Offices on the final three days of Holy Week, the Triduum Sacrum. Each of the Matins services is divided into three nocturns, each containing psalmody, three lessons and three responsaries.
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The King's Singers Collection

The King's Singers Collection
ID: SIGCD120
CDs: 5
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

5 CD set
Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
Six (CD single)
1605 Treason & Dischord: William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot
Thomas Tallis Spem in alium (CD single)
Landsape & Time David Hurley Robin Tyson Paul Phoenix Philip Lawson Christopher Gabbitas Stephen Connolly

5 much loved King’s Singers albums - boxed set of 5 CDs
Exclusively on Signum Records

To celebrate The King’s Singers 40th anniversary year, the group are releasing five of their bestselling Signum released albums from the last 6 years in a fantastic new CD boxed-set collection.

The King’s Singers Collection includes Tallis’s masterpiece, Spem in alium, alongside magical works of our day (Landscape & Time), the overwhelming beauty of William Byrd (Treason & Dischord) and Gesualdo and with some ‘icing on the cake’ - King’s Singers lollipops on Six.

After 40 years The King's Singers show no sign of slowing down. The five albums in this set were made in the space of three years and display the diversity and flexibility of the world's premiere a cappella ensemble.

Gesualdo: Powerful and harmonically daring music, the dark texts for Holy Week resonated with the Italian prince Carlo Gesualdo's own life, which was mired in murder, guilt and obsession. His music sounds as fresh as the day he composed it.
Six: Classic jazz and pop arrangements plus a commission from Joby Talbot, displaying the group's famous blended sound, perfect intonation and customary style.
1605: Follow the story of how a group of young religious zealots tried to change the faith of a nation by force. With music from Catholics and Protestants, this fascinating programme ends with a commission from Francis Pott which finds grim resonances with today's religious intolerances.
Spem: Historians may not know exactly why Tallis wrote Spem in alium, but nobody disagrees that this majestic 40-part motet is one of the glories of renaissance art.
Landscape & Time: We are all shaped by the surroundings and age in which we live. Listen to music, including five commissions, which give us different perspectives from England, Scotland, America, Japan, Hungary, Finland and Estonia.
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Dolcissimo veleno

Dolcissimo veleno
ID: STR37010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Dolcissimo veleno (Opera immaginaria da madrigali)
LA DOLCE MANIERA (ensemble)
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