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Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones / McCleery, Marian Consort


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34176   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rory McCleery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marian Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carlo Gesualdo has become notorious, not only from his royalty but for the eccentricities of his life and music. Gruesomely murdering his first wife and her lover, mistreating his second wife and isolating himself have all fuelled the "myth of Gesualdo as a madman". Gesualdo turned his prodigious compositional talent to the creation of a collection of pieces that betray his obsession with his own personal sin. The five-voice motets on this release speak as strongly as Gesualdo's words ever could.

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REVIEWS:

The Marian Consort have established a reputation for singing of the highest quality and precision, and this release only does more to confirm that.They present here all nineteen
Read more motets from his five-voice collection, and they do so in singing of impeccable blend and deep musical sensitivity. The first thing that strikes you is the crystalline clarity of their sound, and that’s a tribute both to the musicians and to the beautifully resonant recording.

– MusicWeb Internationa;

These are impeccable performances, easily the finest on record.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

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Sacrae Cantiones, Book 1 by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rory McCleery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marian Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603 

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