'These one-to-a-part performances are perfect for navigating the gnarly dissonances and extreme expression of Italy's controversial Renaissance great, as emotions run from ecstasy to deepest pain.'
BBC Music Magazine
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Total running time: 54 minutes.
Philippe Herreweghe's beautiful Gesualdo recording with Collegium Vocale Gent won the Music History Award at the 2021 Record Academy Awards in Japan and is nominated for a 2022 ICMA.
Philippe Herreweghe records his third disc devoted to a controversial figure in the world of music and art in general: Carlo Gesualdo. This time Collegium Vocale Gent performs his fifth book of madrigals (1611), published two years before his death.
Gesualdo's madrigals contain astonishing music which excites and intrigues the listener through its extraordinary expressive effects, sophisticated contrapuntal devices and strikingly dissonant passages.