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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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. According to some researchers, his second infant son—whose paternity Gesualdo may have doubted—also fell victim to his indignation. The Gesualdo pieces, with their aromatic harmonies and overtly expressive ambience, were the Roquefort.

I defy anyone to hear CD 1, track 2, and not get chills at the words “et ego vadim”.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. 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.

Tenebrae’s faultless control and balance bring the sacred texts to gesualdl, including some wild modulations and sudden side-slips. It is the strength and careful articulation of the bass that is the key to the success of the Hilliard’s deliberate and marked approach to the music; it functions as the motor of the style and permits the thoughtful presentation of the inner part-writing that is one of the etnebrae fine points gesuado the interpretation.

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Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Complete Madrigals Audio CD. With these performaces the Gesualdo legend lives on. But everyone shared the honours. Astiterunt reges terrae 2: Stravinsky began his famous foreword to Glenn Watkins’ biography of Gesualdo with the words “musicians may yet save Gesualdo from musicologist, but certainly the latter have had the best of it until now”.

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Even if you didn’t know the facts, you’d still know it couldn’t have been written by a completely sane man. Site may not work as expected! The accompanying booklet, although more poetic and less biographic, contains some beautiful, appropriate photographs which express the mood of the music perfectly.

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Gesualdo Tenebrae

Even in the greatest moments of upheaval they retain earthly shape. I can’t add much to the learned reviews already posted, other than to say this is superb recording of music that retains its strangeness even today. Gewualdo more about Amazon Prime. There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of the late madrigals fail tenebrse satisfy because of the heightened sense of disequilibrium, but the Tenebrae are controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material.

And sure enough, before one of these shows, he was playing a recording of choral music by Carlo Gesualdo ca.

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This recording of Gesualdo comes closest to saving him from the musicologists. Tomas Luis de Victoria – I somehow feel it would be a disservice to Gesualdo to single out any particular responsory over the rest, just as it would be impossible to single out any of the tears I imagine were shed in his lifetime. Gesualdo’s sacred music, like his secular madrigals, is both eccentric and passionate.

Here Tenebrae the choir sings Tenebrae the pre-Easter office with a thorough understanding of this music’s expressive potential, subtly inflected with its touches of drama. This collection seems to have been designed more for public consumption, and it was produced at a much more settled time for the composer: The addition of Ashley Stafford broadens the already heavenly palette of David James, and both of them form the shining sun in tenebrxe center of this choral zodiac.

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Next rainy day, put this CD on, sit back, and relax.

Tenebrae Responsoria (Gesualdo)

Admittedly the size gesualod this group for once has a feel of compromise about it: The final Miserere alternates between recitative polyphony and monophonic chant, animating the formless into the material.

Gesualdo concentrates on the expression of individual words, which are isolated and subjected to an astonishing repertoire of aurally stunning musical effects chromatic verses diatonic, imitative verses homophonicwith violent contrasts in scoring and speed, and all seemingly regardless of tenebre structure. Older and more experienced, she had already sent two husbands to their graves one, it is rumoured, from “an excess of connubial bliss”. Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis.

Missa in gallicantu Mass at Cockcrow. It is precisely through the rhetorical manipulation of repetition in, for example, the second responsory of the Feria quintathat the music builds its emotional force, and the Hilliard’s keen appreciation of this cumulative element of the piece pays handsome dividends.

Formally they are indeed responsories; but Gesualdo, proceeding as he does by idea, shifting constantly in the local service of the words, and laying particular emphasis on the pathetic and the harrowing elements in his texts, is not really interested in continuity, and it is because of this that his settings tenebgae, in the final analysis, so inherently unmusical. Ecce quomodo moritur justus 6: By placing your order, you agree yesualdo our Terms of Use.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Not gesuado casual listening, these odd and melancholy harmonies are something to be savored, perhaps on a rainy day. Write a customer review.