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Gesualdo.

Author: Glenn Watkins; Igor Stravinsky
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in themannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies. Watkins's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watkins, Glenn.
Gesualdo: The Man and His Music.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1991
Named Person: Carlo Gesualdo, principe di Venosa; Carlo Gesualdo, principe di Venosa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Watkins; Igor Stravinsky
ISBN: 9780198161974 0198161972
OCLC Number: 1027201524
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)

Abstract:

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in themannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies. Watkins's extended study of Gesualdo's life and works was originally published in 1973. Alongside detailed analysis of Gesualdo's remarkable madrigals and of the few works in othergenres, it.

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