Carlo Gesualdo, Stephen Kovacevich, Eliza Carthy
Tom Service explores the music of Carlo Gesualdo. Plus pianist Stephen Kovacevich on Schubert and Takemitsu, and Eliza Carthy on Folk Music and English identity.
Adultery, witchcraft and murder on Music Matters today as presenter Tom Service explores the music of the Renaissance composer who's perhaps best known for murdering his wife, Carlo Gesualdo. The author of a new book on the composer, Glenn Watkins guides us through Gesualdo's bewildering life. Pianist Stephen Kovacevich appears on the show ahead of his performance of Takemitsu and Schubert at Wigmore Hall in London, and the latest on how folk music is shaping the national identity of the English with star of the folk world, Eliza Carthy.