Carlo Gesualdo
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1566-03-30
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Carlo Gesualdo

Carlo Gesualdo Biography (Wikipedia)

Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa (30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613), Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, was an Italian Renaissance composer.

Gesualdo is known for his books of sacred and secular vocal music, particularly his madrigals, some of which explore extreme chromatic progressions and unprepared changes of harmony which were unprecedented at the time, and stretched the boundaries of accepted tonality to a point rarely seen again until the second half of the 19th century. For this reason, Gesualdo has gained posthumous fame and acclaim, particularly from 20th century composers such as Igor Stravinsky.

Gesualdo is also known for his behavior characteristic of possible mental illness, including lewdness, violence, and sadism, culminating in the brutal murder of his wife and her lover. Gesualdo is also believed to have engaged in masochistic practices and possibly to have ordered his own death. This has led to various rumors and legends about him over the centuries, with some locals believing he was a victim of demonic possession.

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Merce, grido piangendo - from Madrigali a cinque
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Merce, grido piangendo - from Madrigali a cinque
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Chiaro Risplender Suole For 5 Voices [6th Book Of Madrigals]
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Chiaro Risplender Suole For 5 Voices [6th Book Of Madrigals]
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Tenebrae Responses For Maundy Thursday Tristis est Anima
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Tenebrae Responses For Maundy Thursday Tristis est Anima
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Belta, Poi Che T'Assenti
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Belta, Poi Che T'Assenti
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Deh Come Invan Sospiro
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Deh Come Invan Sospiro
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Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday - O Vos Omnes
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Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday - O Vos Omnes
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'Donna, se m'ancidete' from the Third Book of Madrigals
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'Donna, se m'ancidete' from the Third Book of Madrigals
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O vos omnes
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O vos omnes
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Sacrarum cantionum quinque vocibus, Book 1: Peccantem me quotidie
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Sacrarum cantionum quinque vocibus, Book 1: Peccantem me quotidie
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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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Peccantem me quotidie (The fear of death terrifies me)
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Peccantem me quotidie (The fear of death terrifies me)
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O crux benedicta [version for string orchestra]
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O crux benedicta [version for string orchestra]
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Merce grido piangendo
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Merce grido piangendo
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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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Non mirar, non mirare
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Non mirar, non mirare
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Questa Crudele e pia
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Questa Crudele e pia
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Felicissimo sonno (5th book of Madrigals)
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Felicissimo sonno (5th book of Madrigals)
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