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Amore Contraffatto / Safir, Ensemble Solistes XXI


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Digressione Music   Catalog #: 23  
Composer:  Gianvincenzo CrestaCarlo Gesualdo
Performer:  Christophe Desjardins
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From great torment to immense serenity. Carlo gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was the creator of the most extreme version of musical Mannerism, a formal-technical experience deeply linked to the biographical experience, where the dissonance and chromaticism, the violent dynamic contrasts and the melodic lines seem to dry up the sound instead of enriching it, communicating a tormented state of mind. In 1603, Gesualdo became more interested in religion, when his uncle Alfonso Archbishop of Naples, died on February 14th. This loss deeply affected Carlo, so much that he fell into a ''serious indisposition'' as he wrote to Cesare d'Este, on February 22nd. His health deteriorated rapidly and he even experienced mental disorders - at the same time he Read more developed a morbid veneration of St. Charles and his relics. In 1603 he published in Napoli, for the publishing house of Constantine Vitale, 39 polyphonic pieces in two books entitled Sacrae Cantiones, on penitential texts. In the following years, Carlo was increasingly overwhelmed, enshouded in a dark obsession over his offenses, a prostration that was expressed well in Responsoria in 1609, and published in 1611. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Devequt II by Gianvincenzo Cresta
Performer:  Christophe Desjardins (Viola)
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009-2010; Italy 
2.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 1, Sicut ovis by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Venosa, Italy 
3.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 2, Jerusalem, surge by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
4.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 3, Plange quasi virgo by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Venosa, Italy 
5.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 4, Recessit pastor by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
6.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 5, O vos omnes by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
7.
Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 6, Ecce quomodo moritur by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Rachid Safir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Solistes XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 

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