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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I can imagine that this is the way it was heard years ago.

In his own way Taverner is every bit as highly flavoured as Gesualdo, but his exoticism is achieved via the different route of an ever-changing weave of voices. The contrary, revisionist view stands in complete antithesis; here Gesualdo’s strange harmonies are seen as limiting and exaggerated, the products of 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.

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They are taken from Gesualdo’s five voice Sacrarum cantionum You will pray for more rain. The clarity and reasonable tempi contrast the wobbles and adagio espressivissimo of many recordings of the madrigals are effective.

March Tenebrae’s faultless control and balance bring the sacred texts to life, including some wild modulations and sudden side-slips. Not for casual listening, these odd and melancholy harmonies are something to be savored, perhaps on a rainy day.

Sicut ovis ad occasionem 3: 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. The 16 singers of Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s direction shine in the darkness. Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis. Recessit Pastor noster 3: The music perfectly matches the dreary Latin texts dealing with the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ. The tectonic plates of his chosen texts shift beneath their execution.


Gesualdo: Tenebrae (The Complete Responsoria)

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Nigel Short’s superb musical sensitivity to phrasing and texture illuminates everything. 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 was wont to smile joyfully.

And sure enough, before one of these shows, he was playing a recording of choral music by Carlo Gesualdo ca. During my first trip to Japan in the summer ofI had the honor of attending two twnebrae his performances in Tokyo. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The unexpected leaps of mode throw open a door onto new expressive territory, but Gesualdo draws back from it. With these performaces the Gesualdo legend lives on.

Don Carlo Gesualdo – was rich, artistic, and – as the second son of a noble Neapolitan family – free to indulge tenebrar passion for music.

And although these works have been recorded a number of times previously, nothing can match the Hilliard’s beautifully-structured and persuasive account. I defy anyone to hear CD 1, track 2, and not get chills at the words “et ego vadim”. Never has there been a composer with a more macabre background than tenebrwe, nor yet so muscially so obsessionally fascinating.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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. Thus the singers probably do about as much justice to the music as possible. Site may not work as expected! The Telegraph, 15 August This recording of Gesualdo comes closest to saving him from the musicologists.

It is precisely through the rhetorical manipulation of repetition in, for example, the second responsory of the Feria quintathat the music builds its emotional force, and the Hilliard’s keen appreciation of this cumulative element of the piece pays handsome dividends. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Neapolitans were riveted, with as many taking the lovers’ side as that of their murderer.

Gesualdo’s sacred music, like his secular madrigals, is both eccentric and passionate. I doubt that they could be bettered.

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Their marriage was not a happy one, and Gesualdo was plagued by depression after the death of their son in Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Skip to gesua,do content.

Just last night I was present at a live performance by Pomerium in the beautiful acoustics of St. The repetitions make sense, but the use of the full choir 12 voices is perhaps a little misguided: Ecce quomodo moritur justus.