La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals (2022) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 58:32 minutes | 952 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Glossa

The only surviving version of Carlo Gesualdo’s First Book of Madrigals was printed in Spring 1594 by the typographer Vincenzo Baldini. At the time, the composer was twenty-eight years old and had just left behind the murder of his wife, in 1590. In this first publication Gesualdo probably collected pieces composed earlier than 1591. The music is written by a young author, far away from the better-known experimental composer of later years, yet is clear and faultless, and often very effective.

With this album, the members of La Compagnia del Madrigale complete the project which was initiated more than 20 years ago, by then under the name of La Venexiana: the recording of all six books of madrigals of Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, for Glossa. Thanks to their deep knowledge of the music and the poetry of the time, their beautiful voices and precise tuning, and their exquisite mastery in expressing the affetti contained in these pieces, they have definitely set a reference for this demanding repertoire.

Tracklist:
01. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 1, Baci soavi e cari, W. 1/13 (05:20)
02. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 2, Madonna, io ben vorrei, W. 1/20 (02:48)
03. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 3, Come esser può ch’io viva, W. 1/24 (02:52)
04. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 4, Gehlo ha Madonna il seno, W. 1/28 (02:16)
05. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 5, Mentre Madonna il lasso fianco posa, W. 1/31 (04:20)
06. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 6, Se da sì nobil mano, W. 1/37 (03:18)
07. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 7, Sì gioioso mi fanno i dolor miei, W. 1/42 (03:06)
08. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 8, O dolce mio martire, W. 1/46 (02:24)
09. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 9, Tirsi morir volea, W. 1/50 (05:11)
10. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 10, Mentre, mia stella miri, W. 1/57 (02:01)
11. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 11, Non mirar, non mirare, W. 1/61 (02:46)
12. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 12, Questi leggiadri odorosetti fiori, W. 1/64 (03:05)
13. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 13, Felice primavera, W. 1/68 (02:53)
14. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 14, Son sì belle le rose, W. 1/73 (02:26)
15. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 1: No. 15, Bella Angioletta, W. 1/76 (02:05)
16. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Gagliarda del principe di Venosa, W. 10.22 (02:16)
17. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 8 (Excerpts): No. 19, Come vivi cor mio, W. 10/34 (05:20)
18. La Compagnia del Madrigale – Gesualdo: Madrigals, Libro 8 (Excerpts): No. 18, All’ombra degl’allori, W. 10/32 (03:55)

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