Don Carlo Gesualdo

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Born: 1560-1613
Nationality: Italian
Best Known For:
The use of chromaticism in his madrigals, a technique which was not used again for hundreds of years
Notable Compositions:
Tenebrae Responsoria;  "Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"; "Belt, poi che t'assenti"
Assignments:
Was a nobleman with the titles Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza
Curious Facts:
He murdered his first wife and her lover, posthumously turning him into a quasi-mythical figure, and leaving him with horrible guilt that influenced his future work
 
REPERTOIRE : Luci serene e chiare
CONCERTDATES
Magnificent Madrigals 04/21/2002
REPERTOIRE : O Vos Omnes
CONCERTDATES
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
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