Carlo Gesualdo
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1566-03-08
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Carlo Gesualdo

Biography

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613) was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. As a musician he is best known for writing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic ...

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Biography

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613) was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. As a musician he is best known for writing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century. He is also known for his cruelty and lewdness: the best known fact of his life is his gruesome killing of his first wife and her lover upon finding them in flagrante delicto. The fascination for his extraordinary music and for his shocking acts have gone hand in hand.

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Ave, regina coelorum for 5 voices
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Ave, regina coelorum for 5 voices
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Gioite voi col canto for 5 voices [1611a]
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Gioite voi col canto for 5 voices [1611a]
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Ave, dulcissima Maria for 5 voices [1603a]
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Ave, dulcissima Maria for 5 voices [1603a]
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Canzon francese del principe a 4 for keyboard
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Canzon francese del principe a 4 for keyboard
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Miserere
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Miserere
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Responsories for the 2nd Nocturn (Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday)
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Responsories for the 2nd Nocturn (Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday)
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Responsorium No.7 for Holy Saturday (Tenebrae Responsories)
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Responsorium No.7 for Holy Saturday (Tenebrae Responsories)
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Belta poi che t’assenti (Book 6 of madrigals 5vv)
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Belta poi che t’assenti (Book 6 of madrigals 5vv)
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Tenebrae responses for Good Friday for 6 voices
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Tenebrae responses for Good Friday for 6 voices
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In Monte Oliveti
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In Monte Oliveti
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Tenebrae Responsaries for Good Friday (Omnes amici mei)
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Tenebrae Responsaries for Good Friday (Omnes amici mei)
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Se tu fuggi, io non resto for 5 voices [1611a]
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Se tu fuggi, io non resto for 5 voices [1611a]
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Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio (prima parte) (Libro IV)
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Io tacero, ma nel silenzio mio (prima parte) (Libro IV)
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Two madrigals - Merce grido piangendo & Luci serene e chiari
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Two madrigals - Merce grido piangendo & Luci serene e chiari
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Languisce al fin de la vita parte & Merce grido piangendo
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Languisce al fin de la vita parte & Merce grido piangendo
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Carlo Gesualdo Biography

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613) was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. As a musician he is best known for writing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century. He is also known for his cruelty and lewdness: the best known fact of his life is his gruesome killing of his first wife and her lover upon finding them in flagrante delicto. The fascination for his extraordinary music and for his shocking acts have gone hand in hand.

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