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Madrigali, Libro II

The Kassiopeia Quintet

Madrigali, Libro II

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525522206
Catnr: GLO 5222
Release date: 30 May 2005
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Globe
UPC
8711525522206
Catalogue number
GLO 5222
Release date
30 May 2005
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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 II: I. Prima Parte: Caro, Amoroso Neo (Tasso)
01:42
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
02.
Madrigali, Libro II: II. Seconda Parte: Ma Se Tale Ha Costei (Tasso)
01:46
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
03.
Madrigali, Libro II: III. Hai Rotto e Sciolto e Spento a Poco a Poco
02:47
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
04.
Madrigali, Libro II: IV. Prima Parte: Se Per Lieve Ferita
01:48
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
05.
Madrigali, Libro II: V. Seconda Parte: Che Sentir Deve il Petto Mio
02:25
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
06.
Madrigali, Libro II: VI. In Più Leggiadro Velo
02:17
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
07.
Madrigali, Libro II: VII. Prima Parte: Se Così Dolce È Il Duolo (Tasso)
00:58
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
08.
Madrigali, Libro II: VIII. Seconda Parte: Ma Se Avverrà Ch'io Moia (Tasso)
01:48
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
09.
Madrigali, Libro II: IX. Se Taccio, Il Duol s'avanza (Tasso)
01:55
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
10.
Madrigali, Libro II: X. Prima Parte: O Come È Gran Martire (Guarini)
01:17
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
11.
Madrigali, Libro II: XI. Seconda Parte: O Mio Soave Ardore (Guarini)
01:26
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
12.
Madrigali, Libro II: XII. Sento Che nel Partire
03:31
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
13.
Madrigali, Libro II: XIII. Prima Parte: Non È Questa la Mano (Tasso)
01:03
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
14.
Madrigali, Libro II: XIV. Seconda Parte: Nè Tien Face O Saetta (Tasso)
02:13
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
15.
Madrigali, Libro II: XV. Candida Man Qual Neve a gli Occhi Offerse
02:54
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
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Madrigali, Libro II: XVI. Prima Parte: Dalle Odorate Spoglie
00:55
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
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Madrigali, Libro II: XVII. Seconda Parte: E Quella Arpa Felice
01:41
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
18.
Madrigali, Libro II: XVIII. Non Mai Non Cangerò
02:05
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
19.
Madrigali, Libro II: XIX. All'apparir di Quelle Luci Ardenti
02:13
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
20.
Madrigali, Libro II: XX. Non Mi Toglia il Ben Mio
01:41
(Don Carlo Gesualdo ) The Kassiopeia Quintet
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