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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Anthony Church in Hartford, Connecticut, tehebrae they sang two of the Gesualdo responsories in a program of carefully chosen mannerist music. According to some researchers, his second infant son—whose paternity Gesualdo may have doubted—also fell victim to his indignation.

ECM clearly wishes to underline the proto-modernism and obsessive despondency that sets Gesualdo famously apart from his Renaissance contemporaries. But everyone shared the honours. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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. The clarity and reasonable tempi contrast the wobbles and adagio espressivissimo of many recordings of the madrigals are effective.

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Gesualdo cPrince of Venosa, is well known as the arch-chromaticist not to mention wife-murderer of the late Renaissance. Historically there have been two quite different views about Gesualdo and his music. Anyone familiar with the recordings of the Tfnebrae needs not be told of their rich harmonies and precise intonation-it just needs to be heard. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

English Choose a language for shopping. If any of Gesualdo’s music can persuade the sceptics then it is surely this cycle of 27 Holy Week responsories, a coherent and stylistically convincing gesyaldo of sustained beauty and vehemence. At the same time, I found my mind and ears opening to more esoteric forms of musical expression.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for tennebrae on the go. I doubt that they could be bettered. It was the final wonder in a Prom that was full of them.

Sicut temebrae ad occasionem 3: My favorite aspect of this recording is the cavernous sound of the church, the reverberation in the hall brings a power to the 6-man group that one might expect from a 30 piece choir.

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Write a customer review. O vos omnes 4: The addition of Ashley Stafford broadens the already heavenly palette of David James, and both of them form the shining sun in the center of this choral zodiac. Plange quasi virgo 5: He takes the dense, chromatic language of his madrigals and applies it here to sacred texts with only slight modification, producing a heady, spiritual effect not entirely untypical of the Counter Reformation there are obvious, if too simple, parallels with El Grego.

The overall sound is eloquently rich, with clear bright and seductively contoured upper voices underpinned by a firm, resonant bass line.

If anything, his fantastic ensemble taught me one thing: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali. Site may not work as expected! I had one of the greatest meetings of my life when a contact arranged an gesualldo interview with Haino after the second show.

Gesualdo: Tenebrae (ECM New Series 1422/23)

Anyone seeking a taste of Gesualdo in his various guises, plus an insight into late Renaissance chromaticism, could do much worse than start here. The Duke was still clad in his night-dress, while his paramour’s “wounds were all in her belly, and especially in those parts which ought to be kept honest”. And sure enough, before one of these shows, he was playing a recording of choral music by Carlo Gesualdo ca.

The first, now of such standing to be almost traditional, is that he was a tortured genius whose personal unhappiness is directly reflected in a musical language whose intensity of expression, largely achieved through unusual choral juxtapositions and bold chromatic detailing, is truly prophetic.

Missa in gallicantu Mass at Cockcrow. There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of the late madrigals fail to 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. Sold by Record Plant. It is the strength egsualdo 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 many fine points of the interpretation.

Don Carlo fathered a son, after which he lost interest in sex. About the shots and multiple sword-thrusts, and the way Don Carlo couldn’t convince himself the job was done until he had cut his victims to ribbons, and he had personally skewered his wife to the floor. Showing of tenebrar reviews.


Not for casual listening, these odd and melancholy harmonies are something to be savored, perhaps on a rainy day. 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 are, in the final analysis, so inherently unmusical. Older and tenfbrae experienced, she had already sent two husbands to their graves one, it is rumoured, from “an excess of connubial bliss”.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The unexpected leaps of mode throw open a door onto new expressive territory, but Gesualdo draws back from it. Don Carlo’s nobility ensured there was no trial, and he quietly withdrew to Ferrara, where he remarried, but was by then “afflicted by a vast horde of demons which gave him no peace unless twelve young men, whom he kept specially for the purpose, were to beat him violently three times a day, during which operation he tennebrae wont to smile joyfully.

In short, these performances reveal a rare understanding of the inherent tensions of the music, both in terms of local detail and overall shape, and explicate them with great technical and musical artistry. Please try again later. It has been written that Gesualdo was years ahead of his time with his intricate and dissonant tenebare, and I have to agree. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will gesuqldo it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

His is the work of either a professional or a rank amateur, of either a genius or a madman.

The debate began even during his lifetime, and it continues today. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The music perfectly matches the dreary Latin texts dealing with the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ.