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Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« on: January 15, 2016, 08:40:46 AM »
Really no thread for this Latin ladykiller?

Here is a start, Werner Herzog's 1995 Documentary is on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/20697667

and then go buy this:


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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 09:05:04 AM »
Really no thread for this Latin ladykiller?

Here is a start, Werner Herzog's 1995 Documentary is on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/20697667

and then go buy this:



 ??? :o ???

Great title

R U Shure? Seems Criminal...

I remember Penguin touting Gesualdo, and me falling for it, and then not being able to handel it... can't remember which one

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 09:11:46 AM »
Not much of a thread, anyway.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23227.msg801506.html#msg801506

This is a corker of a Gesualdo disc.

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 09:17:52 AM »
I have those mentioned above, but here's my favorite:


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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
Gesualdo da Venosa : the music, not the life



Almost exactly one year ago I wrote a short overview of Carlo Gesualdo on the occasion of his 450th birthday, March 8, 1566. I have to admit that I am not entirely pleased with that short article since it played into the recurring stereotype of Gesualdo as an unhinged murdering count. While it is true that he did have his wife and her lover killed, his was not the only case of this type in Italy during the 16th century. In fact, as the article on Gesualdo in Grove Music Online makes clear, a cuckolded party was by the custom of the time required to act as he did.

I plan to spend the rest of this article on his music and leave the sordid details of the murder alone.

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 02:26:36 PM »
I have those mentioned above, but here's my favorite:



Yay! Awesome disc!

It's been a while but I remember this being an intriguing read:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/12/19/prince-of-darkness
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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 09:44:24 PM »
I remember Penguin touting Gesualdo, and me falling for it, and then not being able to handel it... can't remember which one

That's where you err'd - that guide is absolutely useless.  Some of the worst critical opinions I've ever read.
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Where's Gesualdo?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 08:24:28 AM »
Really no thread for this Latin ladykiller?

Here is a start, Werner Herzog's 1995 Documentary is on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/20697667

and then go buy this:



Where's Gesualdo?

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 06:07:37 PM »
What is the GMG consensus (if any) on the madrigals? Hilliard, Kassiopeia, La Compagnia?

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 06:24:58 PM »
Really no thread for this Latin ladykiller?

Here is a start, Werner Herzog's 1995 Documentary is on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/20697667

and then go buy this:



Herzog's documentary is very well made, I really enjoyed it. And a great recommendation there as well. I would also like to add this disc to the list of fine Gesualdo albums...



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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 06:28:49 PM »
What is the GMG consensus (if any) on the madrigals? Hilliard, Kassiopeia, La Compagnia?
Compagnia/Venexiana or Kassiopeia, both are great, although the first is not complete.

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Re: Gesualdo, Death for Five Voices
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 10:50:05 PM »
"Tenebrae" is not exactly "death", in fact, it isn't. Translation from Latin should be "darkness" or "shadows".

"Tenebrae" is a religious service of Western Christianity held during the three days preceding Easter, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, and by a "strepitus" or "loud noise" taking place in total darkness near the end of the service.
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”

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