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Death for five voices : the composer Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)

Author: Werner HerzogLucki StipetićPeter ZeitlingerEvelyn PaulmannJenny ErpenbeckAll authors
Publisher: Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005?] © 2005?
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bearing all the hallmarks of Herzog's eccentric and original talent, this atmospheric documentary tells the chilling story of the sixteenth-century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, one embracing sexual excess, ghastly murder and obsession. Filmed on location in Italy, it explores both his musical legacy and the extraordinary influence his tormented life has continued to exert on some of those whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Biography
Named Person: Carlo Gesualdo, principe di Venosa; Carlo Gesualdo, principe di Venosa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Madrigals; Motets
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Lucki Stipetić; Peter Zeitlinger; Evelyn Paulmann; Jenny Erpenbeck; Alan Curtis; Gerald Place; Pasquale D'Onofrio; Salvatore Catorano; Angelo Carrabs; Angelo Michele Torriello; Milva; Carlo Gesualdo, principe di Venosa; Complesso barocco.; Gesualdo Consort.; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 587706313
Language Note: Italian and English dialogue with overdubbed narration in English or German; music sung in Italian and Latin; subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Notes: Originally produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduction in association with ZDF, c1995.
Program notes in English, French and German (22 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer, Lucki Stipetić ; director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editor, Evelyn Paulmann ; lighting, Norbert Erben ; camera, Thomas Prodinger ; script, Jenny Erpenbeck.
Performer(s): Pasquale d'Onofrio, Salvatore Catorano, Angelo Carrabs, Milva, Angelo Michele Torriello and others, actors ; Gerald Place, Alan Curtis, commentary ; overdubbed narration by Werner Herzog ; madrigals and motet performed by Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis, conductor ; Gesualdo Consort of London, Gerald Place, conductor.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD5; NTSC; Region 0; PCM stereo.; picture format: 16:9.
Contents: Special feature: Audio commentary by Werner Herzog.
Other Titles: Gesualdo :
Composer Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)
Responsibility: a film by Werner Herzog.

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"Bearing all the hallmarks of Herzog's eccentric and original talent, this atmospheric documentary tells the chilling story of the sixteenth-century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, one embracing sexual excess, ghastly murder and obsession. Filmed on location in Italy, it explores both his musical legacy and the extraordinary influence his tormented life has continued to exert on some of those whose lives have crossed his past"--Container.

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