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Composer: Gesualdo, Carlo (1561-1613)

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LondonBritten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk
Byrd, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Stravinsky, Nancarrow, Milhaud, Gershwin
Britten Sinfonia; Jeremy Denk

LondonThe Gesualdo Six

Gibbons, Marsh, Gesualdo, Pärt, Byrd, Tormis
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park

HalleFestkonzert mit Joyce DiDonato

Purcell, Jommelli, Gesualdo, Pärt, Handel
Maxim Emelyanychev; Joyce DiDonato; Il Pomo d'Oro; Manuel Palazzo; Ralf Pleger

IstanbulJoyce DiDonato in War and Peace

Handel, Leo, Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo, Pärt
Maxim Emelyanychev; Il Pomo d'Oro; Joyce DiDonato

BudapestJoyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d'Oro Orchestra

© Brooke Shaden
Handel, Leo, Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo, Pärt, Jommelli
Joyce DiDonato; Il Pomo d'Oro
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Il giardino armonico’s bouquet of Baroque bonbons causes a sensation in Wrocław

Giovanni Antonini and Il giardino armonico © Joanna Stoga
A concert at the Andrzej Markowski International Wratislavia Cantans Festival that was anything but traditional or predictable.
****1
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In war and peace: thoughtful virtuosity from DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato and Manuel Palazzo © Mark Allan | Barbican
Bringing her programme of Baroque arias to London, Joyce DiDonato was on a mission to discover how we find peace.
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Prom 43: The Tallis Scholars sing Taverner and Gesualdo

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
“This is surely music at its most extreme, from any period,” wrote Peter Phillips, in a note explaining his “chalk and cheese” programme for The Tallis Scholars at the Proms on Wednesday night.
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JACK Quartet and Joshua Roman illuminate new repertoire at (Le) Poisson Rouge

JACK Quartet  ©  Justin Bernhaut
On Sunday evening the JACK Quartet, seemingly ubiquitous in new music circles, performed an enlightening array of musical styles at (Le) Poisson Rouge, joined by rising young cellist Joshua Roman. The thoughtful programming was almost as chronologically diverse as it could have been.
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The Tallis Scholars at 40, Gesualdo at 400 at Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
Celebrating their 40th anniversary year, The Tallis Scholars presented a programme of Renaissance polyphony centred around another anniversary – that of Carlo Gesualdo, the 400th anniversary of whose death falls this year. The first half of the concert was a complete performance of Gesualdo’s masterpiece, the Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday (1611).
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