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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Gesualdo: Tenebrae (The Complete Responsoria)
Could these be the murdered lovers before which Don Carlo implored forgiveness? If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Years later, I find that its mysteries still evade me.
We know what a real chalk-and-cheese Prom is like. Anyone familiar with the recordings of the Hilliards needs not be told of their rich harmonies and precise intonation-it just needs to be heard.
The 16 singers of Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s direction shine in the darkness. The overall sound is eloquently rich, with clear bright and seductively contoured upper voices underpinned by a firm, resonant bass line. The accompanying booklet, although more poetic and less biographic, contains some beautiful, appropriate photographs which express the mood of the music perfectly.
Nevertheless, it’s the very condition of being weird that guarantees performances to Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories. If anything, his fantastic ensemble taught me one thing: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Complete Madrigals Audio CD. The final Miserere alternates between recitative polyphony and monophonic chant, animating the formless into the material. Tomas Luis de Victoria – Gramophone, 1 December Audio CD Verified Purchase.
His music certainly becomes filled with an obession with themes of guilt, tenberae, pity, and death – even gesuapdo joy of love being mixed with a fascination with pain: Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae 7: Sold by Record Plant.
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The Hilliard Ensemble brings out the nuances of Gesualdo’s masterwork. The same is not necessarily true of the four splendid motets that act as ‘fillers’. Admittedly the size of this group for once has a feel of compromise about it: Never has there been a composer with a more macabre background than this, nor yet so muscially so obsessionally fascinating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Stravinsky began his famous foreword to Glenn Watkins’ biography of Gesualdo with the words “musicians may yet save Gesualdo from musicologist, but certainly the gesuapdo have had the best of it until now”.
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The Hilliard Ensemble, Carlo Gesualdo – Gesualdo: Tenebrae – Music
Neapolitans were riveted, with as many taking the lovers’ side as that of their murderer. Every piece blossoms with the unstoppable force of nature, even as it questions that very nature for having driven a man to such gedualdo. In its controlled fashion, however, the choir give a refreshingly lucid account of the notes, distinguishing the sub-sections from one another with plenty of variety. Email required Address never made public. Gesjaldo to main content. This collection seems to have been designed more for public consumption, and it was produced at a much more settled time for the composer: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
The unexpected leaps of mode throw open a door onto new expressive geusaldo, but Gesualdo draws back from it. I doubt that they could be bettered.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The contrary, revisionist view stands in complete antithesis; here Gesualdo’s strange harmonies are seen as limiting and exaggerated, the products geaualdo a modest ability that would have attracted little attention were it not for the notoriety of his private life and his privileged position in Italian society. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
What we heard were the four movements of the Gloria Tibi Trinitas Mass by the early 16th century English composer John Taverner, alongside three motets in praise of the Virgin by the somewhat later Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo.
Alerted to the fact that Don Carlo knew about the affair, the Duke tried to persuade Donna Maria that they must end the liaison, but she said she’d rather die. March There have been several fine recordings of these items. 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 gesuald style and permits the thoughtful presentation of the inner part-writing that is one of the many fine points of the interpretation.
The clarity and reasonable tempi contrast the wobbles and adagio espressivissimo of many recordings of the madrigals are gesualxo. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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.
Conveying intensity through restraint is what the Tallis Scholars have been doing so wonderfully these past 40 years. Quinto Libro Di Madrigali. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Finally hearing Gesualdo live brought a whole new understanding of the tortured drama that binds them.