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Gesualdo: Quinto libro dei madrigali - Andrew King (tenor); Emma Kirkby (soprano); Evelyn Tubb (soprano); Joseph Cornwell (tenor); Mary Nichols (alto);...
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For twenty-first century ears accustomed to every type of music imaginable, it can be hard to hear Gesualdo's later madrigals as the shocking and revolutionary pieces they are or imagine the reaction of their original audiences, but sometimes the music is so supremely odd that it inevitably elicits a double-take. This is sometimes the result of Gesualdo's brilliant/cavalier disregard for the late Renaissance conventions of harmony, tonality, and voice leading, but just as often it's the intensity of emotional affect in his ...

Gesualdo: Quinto libro dei madrigali 2008, L'Oiseau-Lyre

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