Friday, October 21, 2016

Gesualdo, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa. (1566-1613) Terzo Libro di Madrigali, a cinque voci, 1595.

New acquisition.
Bought in October 2016.
First listen.
Label: Glossa.
Recording dates: September/October/November 2015.
Recording venue: Chiesa della BV al Colletto, Roletto, Italy.
Recording engineer: Giuseppe Maletto.
Running time: 63:31.
Classical relevance: Essential.

Works performed:
See heading, plus bonus tracks.

Scipione Stella: Sento dentr'al cor mio.
Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Dolorosi martir.
Alfonso Fontanelli: Colei che già si bella.

Works performed by:
La Compagnia del Madrigale.

I have the same praise to offer as with the previous issue I played from the same composer and performers. The recording is a bit more balanced but still suffers from loud bursts of singing, which will necessitate to keep a close watch on your volume level. It's partly the way of singing and applied technique as a recording that does not fit comfortably on and in this approach. The music is fantastic though, and apart from this quibble as above mentioned, the performance does full justice to the difficult works of Gesualdo. Despite, I recommend it wholeheartedly. 




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