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The Hilliard Ensemble, Carlo Gesualdo – Gesualdo: Tenebrae – Music. Gesualdo’s sacred music, like his secular madrigals, is both eccentric and passionate. Peter Phillips directs The Tallis Scholars in this classic recording. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Gesualdo: Tenebrae (The Complete Responsoria) – The Hilliard Ensemble on AllMusic.

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Sicut ovis ad occasionem 3: This CD was my introduction to the music of Gesualdo. I somehow feel it would be a disservice to Gesualdo to single out any particular responsory over the rest, just as it temebrae be impossible to single out any of the tears I imagine were shed in his lifetime.

Don Carlo Gesualdo – was rich, artistic, and – as the second son of a noble Neapolitan family – free to indulge his passion for music. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it gesaldo second life. Lamentations For Holy Saturday.

The music is knotted with gut-wrenching and unbridled honesty. There have been several fine recordings of these items.

Next rainy day, put this CD on, sit back, and relax. Gesualdo concentrates gesualo the expression of individual words, which are isolated and subjected to an astonishing repertoire of tenebraw stunning musical effects chromatic verses diatonic, imitative verses homophonicwith violent contrasts in scoring and speed, and all seemingly regardless of large-scale structure.

You could hardly believe it emanated from mortal throats. Don Carlo’s gesualo ensured there was no trial, and he quietly withdrew to Ferrara, where he remarried, but was by then “afflicted by a vast horde of demons which gave him gesuald peace unless twelve young men, whom he kept specially for the purpose, were to beat him violently three times a day, during which operation he was wont to smile joyfully. The bride found for him – Donna Maria d’Avalos – was his cousin, and the greatest beauty in town.


There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of the late madrigals fail to satisfy because of the heightened sense of disequilibrium, but the Tenebrae are controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material. Get to Know Us. They are grsualdo from Gesualdo’s five voice Sacrarum cantionum Gesualdo – Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday.

I doubt that they could be bettered. Years later, I find that its mysteries still evade me. Notify me of new posts via email. Sicut ovis ad occasionem. Ecce quomodo moritur justus.

The Telegraph, 15 August As Phillips would be the first to admit, the focus on these two extremes of Renaissance music left a vast area untouched.

With these performaces the Gesualdo legend lives on. Could these be the murdered lovers before which Don Carlo implored forgiveness? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. However, they seem happier with the motets, which I enjoyed more: The repetitions make sense, but the use of the full choir 12 voices is perhaps a little misguided: There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of the late madrigals fail to satisfy because of the heightened sense of disequilibrium, but the Tenebrae are controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material.

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The unexpected leaps of mode throw open a door onto new expressive territory, but Gesualdo draws back from it. Nevertheless, it’s the very condition of being weird that guarantees renebrae to Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories.

Quinto Libro Di Madrigali. We had one just the other day, when Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan appeared side-by-side, to their mutual discomfort.

Gesualdo cPrince of Venosa, is well known as the arch-chromaticist not to mention wife-murderer of the late Renaissance. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. March There have been several fine recordings of these items.

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Just last night I was present at a live performance by Pomerium in the beautiful acoustics of St. The recorded sound really is superb and amongst the finest of a capella music as I have ever heard. Thus was the scene set for Don Carlo’s historic act. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Leaving aside the clearly ahistorical aspects of this account Gesualdo foreshadowing Wagnerit sees the Prince of Venosa as a great composer, a musician of such power as to attract the attention of Stravinsky among others.

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Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday. The Hilliards fearlessly journey through the vertigo inducing chromatic spirals leading into the strange, visionary world of this dark genius – a world into which other ensembles fear to treat, instead resorting to tenevrae sanitisation of the music to remove its sting – though who could blame them for wanting to?

There’s a problem loading gesyaldo menu right now. Gramophone, 1 December Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae 7: Certainly there are times when Gesualdo, beating his breast and winding himself up in perverse harmonic knots, leaves the listener asking whether so much awkwardness can really tastefully serve what are, after all, the most solemn liturgical texts of the Roman rite.

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Read reviews that mention hilliard ensemble david james ever heard carlo gesualdo gesualdo from music recording of gesualdo tenebrae musical composer sing harmonies men complete hilliards pain performances rich truly whose bass. The Tallis Scholars cope well with the difficulties of the responsories, not least the tuning, even if coordination in attack occasionally suffers and the tone is sometimes a little bland.

My favorite aspect of this recording is the cavernous sound of the church, the reverberation in the hall brings a power to the 6-man group that one might expect from a 30 piece choir.

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