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GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini)

Composer(s)Gesualdo, CarloLuzzaschi, Luzzasco
Artist(s) Longhini, Marco, Conductor • Delitiae Musicae, Ensemble • Leoni, Carmen, organ
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - SecularInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572137
Label / Series Naxos / Early Music Collection
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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Gesualdo’s Fourth Book of Madrigals contains some of the most inspired and anguished vocal works in the entire madrigal repertoire, written while the composer was tormented by remorse after the murder of his wife and her lover. This collection is filled with technical innovation and extremes of expressiveness in its setting of highly dramatic texts. Unexpected dissonance, harmonic twists and elusive asymmetries all serve to dismantle the compositional rules of the period. Previous volumes in this series have been widely acclaimed. The Guardian described Book 2 (8.570549) as having “great beauty and lyrical force”.

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GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini) 1:08:57   
  Luci serene e chiare 4:56       
  Tal'hor sano desio 3:51       
  Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio 4:03       
  Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio          
      Invan, dunque, o crudele 3:40       
  Che fai meco, mio cor 2:40       
  Questa crudele e pia 4:45       
  Hor che in gioia 1:19       
  Hor che in gioia          
      O sempre crudo amore 3:35       
  Cor mio, deh, non piangete 2:13       
  Cor mio, deh, non piangete          
      Dunque non m'offendete 2:35       
  Toccata del quarto tono 2:48       
  Sparge la morte al mio Signor 7:27       
  Moro, e mentre sospiro 2:08       
  Moro, e mentre sospiro          
      Quando di lui la sospirata vita 1:54       
  Mentre gira costei 2:35       
  A voi, mentre il mio core 3:03       
  Ecco, moriro dunque 2:06       
  Ecco, moriro dunque          
      Ahi, gia mi discoloro 3:05       
  Arde il mio cor 3:53       
  Se chiudete nel core 2:22       
  Il sol qual or piu splende 1:26       
  Il sol qual or piu splende          
      Volgi mia luce 2:33       
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