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Gesualdo: Tenebrae

2 Ratings: 5.0
Classical album by Carlo Gesualdo and The Hilliard Ensemble

Carlo Gesualdo's name will always conjure up a special image: When he discovered that his wife had been unfaithful, he had her and her lover murdered and left on his palace steps, impaled on the same sword. Ghastly, but gripping--and, oddly enough, his … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Gesualdo: Tenebrae
review by . June 17, 2010
The Hilliard Ensemble (DAVID JAMES countertenor, ROGERS COVEY-CRUMP tenor, STEVEN HARROLD tenor, GORDON JONES baritone) is one of the most sophisticated music groups of the day. The degree of their musicality is the pinnacle of perfection and they are able to move from composer to composer with utter ease and understanding of the performing principles of the days when that music was composed. They are the perfect choice for the recording of this huge work by Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, …
review by . December 19, 2007
posted in Music Matters
I've had the original release of this performance in my collection for years, but I'd forgotten about it until reminded of the Tenebrae by another amaozon reviewer. This is as musically sophisticated and artful a performance of Gesualdo's eccentric music as you can find on CD, far better to my ear than performances of Gesualdo's sacred music by the Oxford Camerata or other multi-voice choirs. I might prefer a little less reverberance - a more face-to-ear sound - and a little less uniformity of tempo, …
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Label: Ecm Records
Genre: Classical
Release Date: April 18, 2000
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