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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It is precisely through the rhetorical manipulation of repetition in, for example, the second responsory of the Feria quinta, that the music builds its emotional force, and the Hilliard’s keen appreciation of this cumulative element of the piece pays handsome dividends. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Have one to sell? Don Carlo’s nobility 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 no 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.

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What we heard were the gesuakdo movements of the Gloria Tibi Trinitas Mass by the early 16th century English composer John Taverner, alongside three motets in praise of the Virgin by the somewhat later Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo. The overall sound is eloquently rich, with clear bright and seductively contoured upper voices underpinned by a firm, resonant bass line. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Notify me of new comments via email.


Finally hearing Gesualdo live brought a whole new understanding of the tortured drama that binds them.

Buy the selected items together This item: The tectonic plates of his chosen texts shift beneath their execution. Ecce quomodo moritur justus. You are commenting using your Facebook account. These responsories for Holy Week were to be his final compositions, and their Passion texts deal appropriately with crucifixion and betrayal, reflecting the inner turmoil of a mind in decline. Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis. 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 gesusldo controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material.

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Tenebrae Responsoria (Gesualdo)

I really want to say something about this recording, but how can I express myself if I’m a total musical ignoramus? Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Never has there been a composer with a more macabre background than this, nor yet so muscially so obsessionally fascinating. It has been written that Gesualdo was years ahead of his time with his intricate and dissonant harmonies, and I have to agree.

Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher. But everyone shared the honours. The 16 singers of Tenebrae under Nigel Tenebraf direction shine in the darkness. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. It is not a stretch of the imagination to place his music in the s. English Choose a language for shopping. O vos omnes 4: Get to Know Us.


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The Tallis Scholars cope well with the difficulties gsualdo the responsories, not least the tuning, even if coordination in attack occasionally suffers and the tone is sometimes a little bland.

The chronicles go into salacious detail about what happened next: Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. Better than the Responsories to my mind are the four more sober Marian Motets at the end of the record, which suit The Tallis Scholars rather better. Share your thoughts with other customers. So gewinnen die immer als extravagant und geradezu schrill expressiv geltenden Kompositionen Gesualdos eine geradezu klassische Eleganz. Just last night I was present at a live performance by Pomerium in the beautiful acoustics of St.

Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae 7: Even here, though, Gesualdo declares himself to be no slave to modesty or economy. Complete Madrigals Audio CD.