Carlo Gesualdo [1566 – 1613] : O Crux Benedicta [reblog]

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Η τόλμη της αρμονικής γλώσσας του Ιταλού υστεροαναγεννησιακού συνθέτη Carlo Gesualdo είναι εντυπωσιακή : κάποιες απ’ τις καινοτομίες που εισάγει δεν επρόκειτο να ξανακουσθούν παρά τον 19ο αι. Ακούμε ένα μαδριγάλι του από τους La Compagnia Del Madrigale, και μια θρησκευτική σύνθεση σε έξοχη μεταγραφή του Erkki-Sven Tüür για έγχορδα, από την Ορχήστρα Δωματίου της Ταλίν. Θα συνεχίσουμε με θρησκευτική κυρίως μουσική τις μέρες της Μ. Εβδομάδας.

The boldness of Italian Late Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo’s harmonic language is impressive : some of the innovations he introduces would not be heard again until the 19th century. We hear a madrigal performed by La Compagnia Del Madrigale, and a sacred composition splendidly transcribed for strings by Erkki-Sven Tüür, performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Tallinn. We’ ll continue with sacred music mainly, for the whole Holy Week.




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