Podcast: Carlo Gesualdo, composer, murderer

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was one of the more colorful characters among Italian Renaissance composers. He wrote unusual and highly emotional music, and he was a murderer. This podcast looks at both his personal life (sometimes gruesome) as well as his music. Music by Gesualdo’s fellow composers Pomponio Nenna and Luzzasco Luzzaschi is also included. The featured artists in this podcast, and on the CD are Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

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Catalogue No.: Naive OP30486

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  • sethsym says:

    Gesualdo is highly under-rated. His name and music should be mandatory for any music or choir class and am disappointed that he was never taught during my time.