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Les Arts Florissants|Gesualdo: Madrigali, Libri quinto & sesto

Gesualdo: Madrigali, Libri quinto & sesto

Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew

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The madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo were new territory for Les Arts Florissants, a group that specializes mostly in French Baroque opera, but the cycle, which concludes with this double album featuring the composer's tortured fifth and sixth books, has been consistently strong and has brought many new insights; the album reached the top levels of classical sales charts in early 2023. Gesualdo and his style have been used in narratives that don't necessarily fit the actual music. For Stravinsky and his contemporaries, the dissonance-loving Gesualdo was a proto-modernist, but Les Arts Florissants leader (and tenor voice) Paul Agnew points out that the trends in his music were also present in that of other composers of the Mannerist late 16th century. It is conventional to connect the experiments in Gesualdo's music to the facts of his life: he caught his wife and her lover in flagrante, murdered them both, beat the rap at trial, and spent the rest of his life in seclusion. Agnew doesn't buy this connection, either, and his interpretations avoid the emotional extremes present in other performances. At the most intense moments, he may steer the singers just a bit toward spoken inflections, but mostly his dissonant harmonies are precise and cutting. The sound is a bit swallowed up in the Philharmonie de Paris, but the laconic statements of Gesualdo's chosen texts are clear. A fine conclusion to a cycle of music by a composer who warranted a fresh look.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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Madrigals, Book 5 (Carlo Gesualdo)

1
Gioite voi col canto
00:03:17

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

2
S'io non miro, non moro
00:03:11

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

3
Itene, o miei sospiri
00:03:28

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

4
Dolcissima mia vita
00:02:59

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

5
O dolorosa gioia
00:03:25

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

6
Qual fora, donna, un dolce "oimè" d'Amore
00:02:30

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

7
Felicissimo sonno
00:03:49

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

8
Se vi duol il mio duolo
00:03:34

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

9
Occhi del mio cor vita
00:02:43

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

10
Languisce al fin chi dalla vita parte
00:04:10

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

11
Mercè, grido piangendo
00:04:14

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

12
O voi, troppo felici
00:01:57

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

13
Correte amanti a prova
00:03:22

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

14
Asciugate i begli occhi
00:04:05

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

15
Tu m'uccidi, o crudele
00:04:02

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

16
Deh, coprite il bel seno
00:02:27

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

17
Poiché l'avida sete (Pt. 1)
00:02:14

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

18
Poiché l'avida sete (Pt. 2)
00:02:50

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

19
O tenebroso giorno
00:02:33

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

20
Se tu fuggi, io non resto
00:01:53

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

21
T'amo mia vita, la mia cara vita
00:02:53

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

DISC 2

Madrigals, Book 6 (Carlo Gesualdo)

1
Se la mia morte brami
00:03:57

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

2
Beltà, poiché t'assenti
00:03:30

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

3
Tu piangi, o Fille mia
00:03:12

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

4
Resta di darmi noia
00:03:16

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

5
Chiaro risplender suole
00:04:34

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

6
Io parto, e non più dissi ché 'l dolore
00:03:04

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

7
Mille volte il dì moro
00:03:46

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

8
O dolce mio tesoro
00:03:07

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

9
Deh, com' invan sospiro
00:03:33

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

10
Io pur respiro in così gran dolore
00:02:57

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

11
Alme d'Amor rubelle
00:02:20

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

12
Candido e verde fiore
00:02:13

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

13
Ardita zanzaretta
00:03:32

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

14
Ardo per te, mio bene, ma l'ardore
00:03:31

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

15
Ancide sol la morte
00:02:23

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

16
Quel "nò" crudel che la mia speme ancise
00:02:26

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

17
Moro, lasso, al mio duolo
00:03:47

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

18
Volan quasi farfalle
00:02:49

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

19
Al mio gioir il ciel si fa sereno
00:03:01

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

20
Tu segui, o bella Clori
00:03:02

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

21
Anchor che per amarti io mi consumi
00:03:40

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

22
Già piansi nel dolore
00:02:26

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

23
Quando ridente, e bella
00:02:23

Paul Agnew, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Choir, MainArtist - Carlo Gesualdo, Composer

2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi 2023 Les Arts Florissants / harmonia mundi

Album review

The madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo were new territory for Les Arts Florissants, a group that specializes mostly in French Baroque opera, but the cycle, which concludes with this double album featuring the composer's tortured fifth and sixth books, has been consistently strong and has brought many new insights; the album reached the top levels of classical sales charts in early 2023. Gesualdo and his style have been used in narratives that don't necessarily fit the actual music. For Stravinsky and his contemporaries, the dissonance-loving Gesualdo was a proto-modernist, but Les Arts Florissants leader (and tenor voice) Paul Agnew points out that the trends in his music were also present in that of other composers of the Mannerist late 16th century. It is conventional to connect the experiments in Gesualdo's music to the facts of his life: he caught his wife and her lover in flagrante, murdered them both, beat the rap at trial, and spent the rest of his life in seclusion. Agnew doesn't buy this connection, either, and his interpretations avoid the emotional extremes present in other performances. At the most intense moments, he may steer the singers just a bit toward spoken inflections, but mostly his dissonant harmonies are precise and cutting. The sound is a bit swallowed up in the Philharmonie de Paris, but the laconic statements of Gesualdo's chosen texts are clear. A fine conclusion to a cycle of music by a composer who warranted a fresh look.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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