Gesualdo: Madrigals

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Gesualdo
LABELS: Etcetera
WORKS: Madrigals
PERFORMER: Claritas/James Grossmith
CATALOGUE NO: KTC 1215
This disc features some of Gesualdo’s choicest items. Exotic harmonic twists in ‘Io parto’ are beautifully presented, but in ‘Tirsi morir’ the long phrases become aimless and, in the churchy acoustic, many words are lost. Too much motet-style and not enough melodrama. Anthony Pryer

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