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Greg Beardsell - the Legacy of Gesualdo

The savage murder of his wife and her lover has sadly consigned Gesualdo's music to the footnotes in most appraisals of his life. But is it time to reassess his remarkable abilities to stir the passions in sound? Greg Beardsell meets conductor James Wood who has recently reconstructed partially lost music by Gesualdo, and discovers a composer more repentant than most accounts suggest. Plus there's a tribute to conductor Eric Ericson, whose influence was felt right across the choral world.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 31 Mar 2013 17:00

Choir and Organ Reads

Birmingham town hall

Features on all things choir and organ from fantastic fugues to "bonkers" choral works.