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The Gesualdo Six

Tuesday January 26, 2021 at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
£36, £32, £29, £24, £19
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  1. Affrettiamoci tutti di fruire - Orazio Vecchi
  2. Soave fia il morir - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  3. Sfogava con le stelle, from Il quarto libro de madrigali SV 75-93 - Claudio Monteverdi
  4. Vaghe ninfe selvage - Giovanni de Macque
  5. Sù le fiorite sponde - Tiburtio Massaino
  6. Sotto l’ombroso speco - Felice Anerio
  7. Quand’apparisti o vag’o amata Dori - Ruggiero Giovanelli
  8. Misero ohimè - Alessandro Striggio
  9. Senza il mio sole - Luca Marenzio
  10. Rimanti in pace - Claudio Monteverdi
  11. Omnia vincit amor - Alessandro Orologio
  12. Madonna io non so far - Rinaldo del Mel
  13. Zefiro torna, e'l bel tempo rimena - Philippe de Monte
  14. S’altri d’amor sospira - Francesco Corteccia
  15. Felice primavera, from Madrigals Book 1 - Carlo Gesualdo
  16. Asciugate i begli occhi - Carlo Gesualdo
  17. Excerpts from Nonsense Madrigals - György Ligeti
  18. Lieti solcando il mare - Cristofano Malvezzi

Flower of the Italian Madrigal. Trace the evolution of the madrigal from Claudio Monteverdi to György Ligeti in this entrancing programme.

Monteverdi led the way in a new expressive style of composition, emphasising words just as much as harmonies – and breaking the rules as he went. Palestrina, Gesualdo and Marenzio feature alongside several works of the Il Trionfo di Dori, a collection of madrigals composed in honour of the wife of a Venetian nobleman.

Ligeti’s Nonsense Madrigals parody earlier madrigals by using old compositional techniques as vehicles for humorous portrayals of texts from children’s literature by Lewis Carroll and William Brighty Rands.

‘The sheer beauty of the group’s sound… is spellbinding.’ (The Daily Telegraph)

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2020-21.

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