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Madrigali Libro I

The Kassiopeia Quintet

Madrigali Libro I

Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525522107
Catnr: GLO 5221
Release date: 08 March 2004
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525522107
Catalogue number
GLO 5221
Release date
08 March 2004
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Don Carlo Gesualdo

If only Gesualdo would have known how his image today is still much decided by his infamous murder of his cheating wife and the bed-partner he found with her in october 1590. After all, the story fits effortlessly within the extreme music Gesualdo composed - and he must have known that for sure as he actively sought out provocation. His body of works is quite straightforward and it has been fully published during his own lifetime: six books of madrigals, two collections Sacrarum cantionum and a collection of responsories for the Holy Week.  In his madrigals, Gesualdo follows the text closely and uses every opportunity to express the lyrics musically. This led to fragmented, capricious, complex and above all chromatic madrigals. Gesualdo's...
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If only Gesualdo would have known how his image today is still much decided by his infamous murder of his cheating wife and the bed-partner he found with her in october 1590. After all, the story fits effortlessly within the extreme music Gesualdo composed - and he must have known that for sure as he actively sought out provocation. His body of works is quite straightforward and it has been fully published during his own lifetime: six books of madrigals, two collections Sacrarum cantionum and a collection of responsories for the Holy Week.

In his madrigals, Gesualdo follows the text closely and uses every opportunity to express the lyrics musically. This led to fragmented, capricious, complex and above all chromatic madrigals. Gesualdo's religious music is comparable to his madrigals, but the chromaticism is less extreme and his lines are more fluent.


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01.
Madrigali, Libro I: I. Prima Parte: Caro, Amoroso Neo (Tasso)
02:39
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
02.
Madrigali, Libro I: II. Seconda Parte: Ma Se Tale Ha Costei (Tasso)
02:37
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
03.
Madrigali, Libro I: III. Hai Rotto e Sciolto e Spento a Poco a Poco
02:54
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
04.
Madrigali, Libro I: IV. Prima Parte: Se Per Lieve Ferita
02:23
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
05.
Madrigali, Libro I: V. Seconda Parte: Che Sentir Deve il Petto Mio
02:08
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
06.
Madrigali, Libro I: VI. In Più Leggiadro Velo
02:19
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
07.
Madrigali, Libro I: VII. Prima Parte: Se Così Dolce È Il Duolo (Tasso)
02:11
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
08.
Madrigali, Libro I: VIII. Seconda Parte: Ma Se Avverrà Ch'io Moia (Tasso)
01:57
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
09.
Madrigali, Libro I: IX. Se Taccio, Il Duol s'avanza (Tasso)
01:18
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
10.
Madrigali, Libro I: X. Prima Parte: O Come È Gran Martire (Guarini)
02:41
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
11.
Madrigali, Libro I: XI. Seconda Parte: O Mio Soave Ardore (Guarini)
02:12
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
12.
Madrigali, Libro I: XII. Sento Che Nel Partire
02:20
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
13.
Madrigali, Libro I: XIII. Prima Parte: Non È Questa la Mano (Tasso)
02:20
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
14.
Madrigali, Libro I: XIV. Seconda Parte: Nè Tien Face O Saetta (Tasso)
02:15
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
15.
Madrigali, Libro I: XV. Candida Man Qual Neve a gli Occhi Offerse
02:36
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
16.
Madrigali, Libro I: XVI. Prima Parte: Dalle Odorate Spoglie
02:53
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
17.
Madrigali, Libro I: XVII. Seconda Parte: E Quella Arpa Felice
01:39
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
18.
Madrigali, Libro I: XVIII. Non Mai Non Cangerò
01:25
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
19.
Madrigali, Libro I: XIX. All'apparir di Quelle Luci Ardenti
02:06
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
20.
Madrigali, Libro I: XX. Non Mi Toglia il Ben Mio
01:57
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
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