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Composer: Gesualdo, Carlo (1561-1613)

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Year of birth1561
Year of death1613
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BudapestJoyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d'Oro Orchestra

© Brooke Shaden
Handel, Leo, Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo, Pärt, Jommelli
Joyce DiDonato; Il Pomo d'Oro

LondonTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

DurhamTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

Saffron WaldenTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

BuxtonTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
***11
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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.
****1
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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