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Gesualdo Reflections

2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Italian composer, nobleman, and murderer Carlo Gesualdo. Beyond the tabloid-quality biography, Gesualdo wrote some of the most highly chromatic music of any composer, not only of his day, but for most of musical history. This program juxtaposes selections of Gesualdo with contemporary responses in the ethereal setting of the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church.

Special concert-related lecture with Glenn Watkins and Bruce Adolphe on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 PM in the Rose Studio, free for ticket holders. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sands

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This event will take place at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church. Please click here for more information on the venue.

April 4, 2013, 7:30 PM

Ticket Price: $35

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  • Gesualdo “Ave, dulcissima Maria” for Five Voices (1603)
  • Gesualdo Tu piangi, o Filli mia” from Madrigali libro sesto for Five Voices (1611)
  • Gesualdo “Mille volte il dí moro” from Madrigali libro sesto for Five Voices (1611)
  • Adolphe O Gesualdo, Divine Tormentor for String Quartet (2004)

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  • Dean Sparge la morte for Solo Cello, Five Voices, and Tape (2006)
  • Rihm Selections from Seven Passion Texts for Six Voices (2001–06)
  • Gompper Musica Segreta for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello (2006)
  • Gesualdo “Mercè grido, piangendo” from Madrigali libro quinto for Five Voices (1611)

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  • Gesualdo “Tristis est anima mea” for Six Voices (1611)


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2 hours

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