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Gesualdo: Madrigali libro secondo

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>Gesualdo, Carlo : Caro amoroso neo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/13
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Hai rotto e sciolto e spento, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/18
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se per lieve ferita, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/22
>Gesualdo, Carlo : In piu leggiadro velo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/27
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se cosi dolce e il duolo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/30
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se taccio il duol s'avanza, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/33
>Gesualdo, Carlo : O com'e gran martire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/35
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Sento che nel partire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/37
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non e questa la mano, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/41
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Candida man qual neve, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/45
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Dalle odorate spoglie, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2).W. 2/48
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mai non cangero, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/51
>Gesualdo, Carlo : All'apparir di quelle, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/53
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mi toglia il ben mio, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/56
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Canzone del Principe (London, British Library)
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Gagliarda del Principe di Venosa, for keyboard, W. 10/22

Album Summary

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Caro amoroso neo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/13
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Hai rotto e sciolto e spento, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/18
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se per lieve ferita, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/22
>Gesualdo, Carlo : In piu leggiadro velo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/27
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se cosi dolce e il duolo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/30
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se taccio il duol s'avanza, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/33
>Gesualdo, Carlo : O com'e gran martire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/35
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Sento che nel partire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/37
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non e questa la mano, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/41
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Candida man qual neve, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/45
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Dalle odorate spoglie, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2).W. 2/48
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mai non cangero, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/51
>Gesualdo, Carlo : All'apparir di quelle, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/53
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mi toglia il ben mio, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/56
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Canzone del Principe (London, British Library)
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Gagliarda del Principe di Venosa, for keyboard, W. 10/22
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gesualdo's Second Book of Madrigals, performed on this recording by male voices only, is an even more radical study of the themes explored in Volume 1 (8.570548), a continuation as it were of the same work. Like Book 1, it was published in 1594 in Ferrara during the preparations for Gesualdo's second wedding, and demonstrates his ability to treat the poetic word as a source of musical ideas. The last two tracks present Gesualdo's only two instrumental compositions. 'Delitiæ Musicæ's survey of Monteverdi's madrigals for Naxos was an outstanding achievement, as good as any versions in the current CD catalogue.' (The Guardian)

American Record Guide
Admirers of this composer and his extraordinary music will want to follow all "complete" recordings that comes along. And Longhini does toss in a little extra treat in this volume by including two instrumental pieces attributed to Gesualdo. One, a Gagliarda, has been recorded before on harpsichord or organ: here it is played by a quartet of viols. The other, a 'Canzon Francese', is delivered, with much understatement, on a clavichord.

Fanfare
The first disc in this series held out promise of a more relaxed interpretation of the mannerist madrigals that Don Carlo Gesualdo created. This time a harpsichord is added in five of the 20 pieces. The composer's two surviving instrumental works are bonus tracks, the familiar Canzon francese del Principe as a clavichord solo and the Gagliarda del Principe di Venosa with a gamba consort. Marco Longhini's way with this dense music is remarkable, quite a contrast to the northern European approach, more relaxed in unfolding the word-settings. Longhini makes it clear that the first two books belong together, two volumes of madrigals composed together and published almost simultaneously. He points out that one of these madrigals has a text by Alfonso d'Avalos, the grandfather of Gesualdo's ill-fated first wife.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-).



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Works Details

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Caro amoroso neo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/13
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Hai rotto e sciolto e spento, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/18
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se per lieve ferita, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/22
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : In piú leggiadro velo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/27
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se così dolce e il duolo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/30
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Se taccio il duol s'avanza, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/33
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : O com'è gran martire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/35
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Sento che nel partire, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/37
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non e questa la mano, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/41
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Candida man qual neve, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/45
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Dalle odorate spoglie, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2).W. 2/48
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mai non cangerò, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/51
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : All'apparir di quelle, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/53
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Non mi toglia il ben mio, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 2), W. 2/56
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1594

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Canzone del Principe (London, British Library)
  • Performer: Carmen Leoni (Clavichord)
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Gagliarda del Principe di Venosa, for keyboard, W. 10/22
  • Conductor: Marco Longhini
  • Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae
  • Notes: Chiesa di San Pietro in Vincoli, Azzago, Verona, Italy (2007-07-27_2007-07-28&2007-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance