Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsoria

In this video

Composer: Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa
Artists: Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera (conductor)

Online purchase and streaming: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/GesualdoTenebraeResponsoriaID
Available for licensing: https://www.brilliantclassicslicensing.com/albums/gesualdo-tenebrae-responsoria/
More information: https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/g/gesualdo-tenebrae-responsoria/

From a musical point of view, Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was a lutenist and composer. His madrigals used an intense chromaticism that was a distinctive part of his style and which did not appear again until the late 19th century. However, he is perhaps best known for his murderous past; his discovery, in 1590, that his wife had been having a two-year affair had deadly consequences for both the woman and her lover. Being a nobleman, Gesualdo was, of course, immune from prosecution.

The Tenebrae Responsoria was written for Christian liturgical use in Holy Week. The text is derived from entire sections of the Passion (notably according to St Matthew) and psalm verses. Distinctive qualities of the work are the Gregorian chant, frequently used in Gesualdo’s time, which is prevalent in the work, acting as a uniting force for the roles of the Evangelist, Jesus and other characters. The work, intended to evoke the emotions of the events described, combines a rich spirituality with more secular, madrigalesque aspects, emitting an intense energy and combining contrasting styles and harmonies. There is remarkable use of word painting throughout, such as the sinister harmony used to depict the elders that wish to kill Jesus, and the slow modulations that represent the desolation of Jesus as he speaks his final words.

Francesco Cera is one of Italy’s foremost interpreters of early music. He has performed as an organist and harpsichordist throughout Europe, and regularly gives masterclasses on his specialist subject, Italian organ music. Here he directs Ensemble Arte Musica, a group dedicated to Italian cantata repertoire of the 18th century and the works of Gesualdo.

Tracklist:
00:00:00 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: I. Introduction
00:00:56 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: II. Seniores populi
00:04:50 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: III. Judas Agrees to betray Jesus
00:05:47 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: IV. Amicus meus
00:09:52 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: V. Jesus Asks to Prepare the Last Supper
00:11:24 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: VI. Unus ex discipulis
00:14:58 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: VII. The Last Supper
00:19:46 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: VIII. In monte Oliveti
00:24:58 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: IX. Jesus Arrested
00:28:50 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: X. Jesum tradidit impius
00:32:45 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XI. Jesus Before the Sanhedrin – Peter Disowns Jesus
00:38:13 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XII. Plange quasi virgo
00:42:01 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XIII. Judas Hangs Himself; Jesus Before Pilate
00:44:45 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XIV. Sicut ovis ad occisionem
00:48:25 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XV. Jesus Before Pilate
00:53:49 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XVI. Omnes amici mei
00:59:01 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XVII. The Crucifixion of Jesus
01:01:51 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XVIII. Tenebrae factae sunt
01:07:59 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XIX. Velum templi scissum est
01:12:20 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XX. The Centurion – Burial of Jesus
01:14:08 Carlo Gesualdo Da Venosa: Tenebrae Responsoria: XXI. Sepulto Domino

Social media:
Brilliant Classics Instagram: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Ins…
Brilliant Classics Facebook: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Fac…

Spotify Playlists:
Brilliant Classics Spotify: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Spo…
New Classical Releases: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/New…
The Best of Liszt: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Pla…
The Best of Bach: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Bes…
Most Popular Piano Music: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/Mos…

Thank you for watching this video by Brilliant Classics, we hope you enjoyed it! Don’t forget to share it and subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/You…

And visit our channel for the best classical music from the greatest composers like: Bach, Satie, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Ravel, Debussy, Verdi, Vivaldi, Handel, Brahms, Liszt, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Wagner, Strauss, Handel, Dvorak and many more!

#BrilliantClassics #Music #Classical #Composer #Conductor #Ensemble #Italy #Italian

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Email của bạn sẽ không được hiển thị công khai. Các trường bắt buộc được đánh dấu *