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Carlo Gesualdo: Responsoria 1611

Gesualdo / La Compagnia Del Madrigale
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922803   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlo GesualdoLuzzasco LuzzaschiLuca MarenzioGiovanni de Macque,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 'Responsoria' by Carlo Gesualdo, published in 1611, represent a remarkable emotional outpouring in sacred repertory from a composer who was living out his final years amidst melancholy thoughts and an increasingly precarious state of health. It was also significant that these pieces for Holy Week should appear in the same year as the complex Sixth Book of Madrigals: an association which La Compagnia del Madrigale are keen to emphasise in this striking new recording for Glossa. Having already wowed the critics with the madrigals, La Compagnia, which includes singers of the calibre and experience of Giuseppe Maletto, Daniele Carnovich and Rossana Bertini, turns its attention to subject matter covering torment, suffering, blood and death. Read more Over 3 CDs Gesualdo’s creative musical response to the Passion of Christ is interspersed with spiritual madrigals from some of his best-known contemporaries: Luzzaschi, Marenzio, de Macque and Vinci, whose religious texts further underline the madrigalesque nature of the Responsoria. Also included are two comparative rarities from Gesualdo’s sacred output, 'In te Domine speravi' and 'Ne reminiscaris, Domine'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611 
2.
Responsories (9), Feria 6 by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
3.
Responsories (9), Feria 5 by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
4.
In te, Domine, speravi by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
5.
Ne reminiscaris, Domine by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
6.
Madrigal(s) by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
7.
Madrgal(s) by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
8.
Madrigal(s) by Giovanni de Macque
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale
9.
Madrigal(s) by Pietro Vinci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Compagnia del Madrigale

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