Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (probably 8 March – 8 September ) was Prince of . examples (for instance, the madrigals “Moro, lasso, al mio duolo” and “Beltà, poi che t’assenti”, both of which are in Book Six, published in ). If you’re casting around for musical inspiration, you could do a lot worse than Carlo Gesualdo. A 16th-century prince and a composer, he is best remembered as. Yet, the harmony of Gesualdo’s madrigals evades modal rules and his Table 6 Modal and Chromatic Sets in ‘Moro lasso al mio duolo’.

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The Tenebrae Responsoriapublished inare stylistically madrigali spiritualii. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Regardless of this, however, he had a single-minded devotion to music from an early age, and showed little interest in anything else. The evidence that Gesualdo was tortured by guilt for the remainder of his life is considerable, and he may have given expression to it oasso his music. She spent more and more time away from the isolated estate. Views Read Edit View lwsso. A modern letter from Gesualdo’s mother, Geronima Borromeo, indicates that the year is most likely Late in life he suffered from depression.

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After the Renaissance Gesualdo’s life story and his music were largely forgotten until the 20th century: One of the most obvious characteristics of his music is the extravagant text setting of words representing extremes of emotion: Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Another Gesualdo opera was written by Franz Hummel in as a commission from the city of Kaiserslautern. A Conversation with Camille De Rijck. Skip to main content.


You have to rely on your immediate perception of the ultimate order. Gesualdo was an Italian composer who, because of mental illness, murdered his wife and her lover, and wrote music in the 16th century that was so progressive and extreme that no one attempted to recreate his style until the 20th century In geshaldo, Gesualdo’s son by his second marriage died.

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About a year after the gruesome end of his first marriage Gesualdo’s father died and he thus became the third Prince of Venosa and eighth Count of Conza. One 20th-century biographer has raised the possibility that he was murdered by his wife.

Some of these were products of the years he spent in Ferrara, and some were specifically written for the virtuoso singers there, the three women of the concerto di donne.

In addition to the lutehe also played the harpsichord and guitar. After returning to his castle at Gesualdo from Ferrara inhe set up a situation similar to the one that existed in Ferrara, with a group of resident virtuoso musicians who would sing his own music. So in a certain sense disintegration may have its advantages.

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It wasn’t until centuries later that gesualco was rediscovered, and his work is a huge inspiration to me. The delegation’s report did not lack in gruesome details, including the mutilation of the corpses, and, according to the witnesses, Gesualdo going into the bedroom a second time “because he wasn’t certain yet they were dead”. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Genre Vocal Music Classical. However, Gesualdo ‘s violence was fueled by love and jealousy alone; he is reported to have employed a crew of young boys to flagellate him on a regular basis.


Moro, lasso, al mio duolo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 6), W. 6/74

Interpretation and explication is left, bizarrely, to others. In an infamous incident uncannily attuned to the nature of his music, Gesualdoupon discovering his wife and her lover in a compromising situation, reportedly murdered them both in a fit of rage. And a bridge they remained even while singing the most startlingly chromatic of the mad prince’s compositions. It has been postulated that after this Gesualdo had a large painting commissioned for the church of the Capuchins at Gesualdo, showing Gesualdo, his uncle Carlo Borromeo, his second wife Leonora, and his son, underneath a group of angelic figures; however, some sources suspect the painting was commissioned earlier, as the identity of the child is unclear.

Moro, lasso, al mio duolo (Carlo Gesualdo)

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. While his estate became a center of music-making, it was for Gesualdo alone.

Peter in having betrayed him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some of the chromatic passages include all twelve notes of the chromatic scale within a single phrase, although scattered throughout different voices. While in Ferrara, he published his first book of madrigals.