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Gesualdo: The Man and His Music #2020

Gesualdo The Man and His Music Carlo Gesualdo Prince of Venosa is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto His life

  • Title: Gesualdo: The Man and His Music
  • Author: Glenn Watkins Igor Stravinsky
  • ISBN: 9780198161974
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gesualdo: The Man and His Music By Glenn Watkins Igor Stravinsky, Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto His life and compositions are not unconnected His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the mannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extremeCarlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto His life and compositions are not unconnected His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the mannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies Watkins s extended study of Gesualdo s life and works was originally published in 1973 Alongside detailed analysis of Gesualdo s remarkable madrigals and of the few works in other genres, it contained much new biographical material, particularly on the latter part of the composer s life This new edition has been extensively updated, and contains a new chapter covering the research of recent years The preface to the first edition, by Igor Stravinsky is reprinted.

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    1. This book on 16th century composer Carlo Gesualdo is set up very much like David Fallows biographies a short section covering Gesualdo s biography, and then a longer, detailed section discussing his music, its features, and its development over the course of the composer s life Much like Fallows, Watkins also provides useful discussion of the documentary evidence used to put together the events and details of Gesualdo s life It s a model that really works for early composers In addition, it was [...]

    2. This authoritative volume on Gesualdo is a must read for all those who wish to learn about him When it comes to dedication, scholarship, and insight, Watkins is without peer.

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