Vecchi Affrettiamoci tutti di fruire
Palestrina Soave fia il morir
Monteverdi Sfogava con le stelle
Selected works from ‘Il Trionfo di Dori’:
de Macque Vaghe ninfe selvage
Massaino Sù le fiorite sponde
Anerio Sotto l’ombroso speco
Giovanelli Quand’apparisti o vag’o amata Dori
Striggio Misero Ohime
Marenzio Senza il mio sole
Monteverdi Rimanti in pace
Orologio Omnia vincit amor
del Mel Madonna io non so far
de Monte Zefiro torna
Corteccia S’altri d’amor sospira
Gesualdo Felice primavera
Gesualdo Asciugate i begli occhi
Ligeti Selection from ‘Nonsense Madrigals’
Malvezzi Lieti solcando il mare
The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park director
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, this performance has been rescheduled to Tuesday 26 January, 2021
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Trace the evolution of the madrigal from Claudio Monteverdi to György Ligeti in this entrancing programme.
Monteverdi led the way in a new expressive style of composition, emphasising words just as much as harmonies – and breaking the rules as he went. Palestrina, Gesualdo and Marenzio feature alongside several works of the Il Trionfo di Dori, a collection of madrigals composed in honour of the wife of a Venetian nobleman.
Ligeti’s Nonsense Madrigals parody earlier madrigals by using old compositional techniques as vehicles for humorous portrayals of texts from children’s literature by Lewis Carroll and William Brighty Rands.
‘The sheer beauty of the group’s sound… is spellbinding.’
The Daily Telegraph
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