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The Gesualdo Legacy

Fiona Talkington explores the legacy of Carlo Gesualdo and the fascination that his life and music held for certain 20th-century figures such as Stravinsky and Aldous Huxley.

Fiona Talkington looks at the legacy of Carlo Gesualdo and the fascination that his life and music held for certain 20th century cultural figures, including composers Igor Stravinsky and Peter Maxwell Davies, novelist Aldous Huxley and film maker Werner Herzog. The programme includes an interview with Professor Glenn Watkins, who has written extensively about Gesualdo's life, work and influence.

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27 minutes

Music Played

  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Moro, Lasso, Al Mio Duolo

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • OPUS 111 OPS 30-238.
    • Opus 111.
    • 4.
  • Peter Warlock

    The Full Heart (Extract)

    Choir: Finzi Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9182.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 20.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Merce Grido Piangendo

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES : 2175-476-4755.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
    • 11.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Monumentum Pro Gesualdo Di Venosa - II Ma Tu, Cagion di Quella

    Orchestra: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • ECM New Series : 1826 472 1862.
    • ECM New Series.
    • 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tres Sacrae Cantiones III Illumina Nos

    Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw.
    • PHILIPS : 454-477 2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 11.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Tenebrae Super Gesualdo Op.54b

    Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies. Singer: Mary Thomas.
    • UNICORN : UKCD2044.
    • UNICORN.
    • 10.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday - O Vos Omnes

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES : 843-867-2.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
    • 5.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Deh Come Invan Sospiro

    Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Cologne. Director: Wolfgang Fromme.
    • CBS : M2YK 46467.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Belta, Poi Che T'Assenti

    Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Cologne. Director: Wolfgang Fromme.
    • CBS : M2YK 46467.
    • CBS.
    • 13.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Tenebrae Responses For Maundy Thursday Tristis est Anima

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES : 843-867-2.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
    • 2.
  • Brett Dean

    Carlo for Strings and Sampler (Final Section)

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: HK Gruber.
    • BIS : CD-1576.
    • BIS.
    • 6.

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