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

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It is a wellspring of supplication into which one never dives and from which one never emerges, filling one nostril with the stench of death and the other with the perfume of remorse. Taverner, with his aloof, white purity of sound, was the Cheshire. The addition of Ashley Stafford broadens the already heavenly palette of David James, and both of them form the shining sun in the center of this choral zodiac.

I had one of the greatest meetings of my life when a contact arranged an informal interview with Haino after the second show. Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday. Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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And although these works have been recorded a number of times previously, nothing can match the Hilliard’s beautifully-structured and persuasive account. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It seems tenebre puncture holes in the sky and thread through them a most painful confession that supersedes our peripheral constellations. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis. There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of tenfbrae late madrigals fail to satisfy because of the heightened sense of disequilibrium, but the Tenebrae are controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material.


Haino often likes to spin a CD before he takes the stage, coaxing his audience into a certain mood that prepares them for what they are about to experience. They have been recorded twice before, once by a full choir, once by solo voices. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Just last night I was present at a live performance by Pomerium in the beautiful acoustics of St.

Anyone seeking a taste of Gesualdo in his various guises, plus an insight into gesualdl Renaissance tenebrea, could do much worse than start here.

Of the three versions I should not hesitate to choose this new one by The Tallis Scholars, since they alone cope adequately with the chromatic shifts, the awkward tunings and the virtuosic leaps and runs. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. However, they seem happier with the motets, which I enjoyed more: Although the Hilliard Ensemble had been singing this music for decades, David James still said: Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae 7: So gewinnen die immer als extravagant und geradezu schrill expressiv geltenden Kompositionen Gesualdos eine geradezu klassische Eleganz.

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. 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. All the local poets were spurred into song, including the great Torquato Tasso, whose friendship with the protagonists gaverise to his tear-drenched sonnet “On the Death of Two Most Noble Lovers”.

Neapolitans were riveted, with as many taking the lovers’ side as that of their murderer. I defy anyone to hear CD 1, track 2, and not get chills at the words “et ego vadim”. It was the final wonder in a Prom that besualdo full of them. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace.

The Telegraph, 15 August There have been several fine recordings of these items. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Even if gesuaodo didn’t know the facts, you’d still know it couldn’t gesualdi been written by a completely sane man.


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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Not egsualdo casual listening, these odd and melancholy harmonies are something to be savored, perhaps on a rainy day.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Inside hung a painting depicting the Virgin Mary and saints all pointing to the sinner, Don Carlo, while the fires of purgatory burnt below – out of which angels pull the figures of a man and a woman.

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They are taken from Gesualdo’s five voice Sacrarum cantionum The first, now of such standing to be almost traditional, is that he was a tortured genius whose personal unhappiness is directly reflected in a musical language whose intensity of expression, largely achieved through unusual choral juxtapositions and bold chromatic detailing, is truly prophetic. The overall sound tenebrwe eloquently rich, with clear bright and seductively contoured upper voices underpinned by a firm, resonant bass line.

The Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin. But everyone shared the honours.

The different circumstances, and the perhaps ‘easier’ five-part scoring, find gesulado reflection in the music. Gesualdo – Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday.

There is undoubtedly some truth in the criticism that some of the late madrigals fail to satisfy because of the heightened sense of disequilibrium, but the Tenebrae are controlled by contrast, and achieve this effect by careful alternations and repetitions of material.

As Phillips would be the first to gexualdo, the focus on these two extremes of Renaissance music left a vast area untouched. Conveying intensity through restraint is what the Tallis Scholars have been doing so wonderfully these past 40 years.

Gesualdo cPrince of Venosa, is well known as the arch-chromaticist not to mention wife-murderer of the late Renaissance. Their marriage was not a happy one, and Gesualdo was plagued by depression after the death of their son in Only 1 left in stock – order soon.