Gesualdo: Prima Libro Di Madrigali
In this first publication Gesualdo probably collected pieces composed earlier than 1591.
The music is written by a young author, far away from the better-known experimental composer of later years, yet is clear and faultless, and often very effective.
With this album, the members of La Compagnia del Madrigale complete the project which was initiated more than 20 years ago, by then under the name of La Venexiana: the recording of all six books of madrigals of Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, for Glossa.
Thanks to their deep knowledge of the music and the poetry of the time, their beautiful voices and precise tuning, and their exquisite mastery in expressing the affetti contained in these pieces, they have definitely set a reference for this demanding repertoire.
"These seven expert singers, magisterial and compelling with a seemingly sorcerous sostenuto, breathe each poetic phrase with emotional authenticity." Choir & Organ
- Carlo Gesualdo: Primo Libro Di Madrigali
- Carlo Gesualdo: Gagliarda Del Principe Di Venosa
- Canzonetta Come Vivi Cor Mio
- Canzonetta Allombra Degli Allori
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