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GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini)

    
      

 




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GESUALDO, C.: Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (Delitiae Musicae, Longhini)

Gesualdo’s Fourth Book of Madrigals contains some of the most inspired and anguished vocal works in the entire madrigal repertoire, written while the composer was tormented by remorse after the murder of his wife and her lover. This collection is filled with technical innovation and extremes of expressiveness in its setting of highly dramatic texts. Unexpected dissonance, harmonic twists and elusive asymmetries all serve to dismantle the compositional rules of the period. Previous volumes in this series have been widely acclaimed. The Guardian described Book 2 (8.570549) as having “great beauty and lyrical force”.


Gesualdo, Carlo
Arlotti, Ridolfo, lyricist(s)

  Luci serene e chiare
1.   Play with flash player Luci serene e chiare 00:04:56

Gesualdo, Carlo

  Tal'hor sano desio
2.   Play with flash player Tal'hor sano desio 00:03:51
  Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio
3.   Play with flash player Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio 00:04:03
4.   Play with flash player Invan, dunque, o crudele 00:03:40
  Che fai meco, mio cor
5.   Play with flash player Che fai meco, mio cor 00:02:40
  Questa crudele e pia
6.   Play with flash player Questa crudele e pia 00:04:45
  Hor che in gioia
7.   Play with flash player Hor che in gioia 00:01:19
8.   Play with flash player O sempre crudo amore 00:03:35

Gesualdo, Carlo
Guarini, Giovanni Battista, lyricist(s)

  Cor mio, deh, non piangete
9.   Play with flash player Cor mio, deh, non piangete 00:02:13
10.   Play with flash player Dunque non m'offendete 00:02:35

Luzzaschi, Luzzasco

  Toccata del quarto tono
11.   Play with flash player Toccata del quarto tono 00:02:48

Gesualdo, Carlo

  Sparge la morte al mio Signor
12.   Play with flash player Sparge la morte al mio Signor 00:07:27
  Moro, e mentre sospiro
13.   Play with flash player Moro, e mentre sospiro 00:02:08
14.   Play with flash player Quando di lui la sospirata vita 00:01:54
  Mentre gira costei
15.   Play with flash player Mentre gira costei 00:02:35
  A voi, mentre il mio core
16.   Play with flash player A voi, mentre il mio core 00:03:03
  Ecco, moriro dunque
17.   Play with flash player Ecco, moriro dunque 00:02:06
18.   Play with flash player Ahi, gia mi discoloro 00:03:05
  Arde il mio cor
19.   Play with flash player Arde il mio cor 00:03:53
  Se chiudete nel core
20.   Play with flash player Se chiudete nel core 00:02:22
  Il sol qual or più splende
21.   Play with flash player Il sol qual or più splende 00:01:26
22.   Play with flash player Volgi mia luce 00:02:33

Total Playing Time: 01:08:57






Composer(s):
Gesualdo, Carlo; Luzzaschi, Luzzasco

Lyricist(s):
Arlotti, Ridolfo; Guarini, Giovanni Battista

Conductor(s):
Longhini, Marco

Ensemble(s):
Delitiæ Musicæ

Artist(s):
Leoni, Carmen

Label: Naxos

Series: Early Music Collection

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Instrumental

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.572137

Barcode: 747313213771

Boxset: 8.507013; 8.503298

Release Date: 06/2012

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