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GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 3 (Madrigali libro terzo, 1595) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini)

Composer(s):Gesualdo, Carlo
Artist(s) Longhini, Marco, Conductor • Delitiae Musicae, Ensemble
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Secular
Catalogue 8.572136
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Book Three of Gesualdo’s Madrigals was published in 1595 and marked a strong change in his style. Rejecting leading poets of the time, Gesualdo preferred to set little known or indeed anonymous writers in order to evoke pathos and huge drama. This is now music of uncompromising directness and intensity, calling on the resources of dissonance and contrast, and using texts for their full expressive potential. Both previous issues in this series have received high accolades, the first, for example [8.570548], being full of “expression, style, heartfelt pulse, and imagination” (American Record Guide).


   




Review By SteveHoltje,Culture Catch,January 2012

Culture Catch Best of 2011: #23

Music of incredible harmonic intensity and originality, given eminently precise and interpretively apt performances. Another commendable series on Naxos. © 2012 Culture Catch See complete list








 

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