Gesualdo - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (choir, chorus); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Moro, lasso, al mio duolo, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 6), W. 6/74
  2. Carlo, for strings, sampler & tape
  3. O crux benedicta, motet for 5 voices, W. 8/48
  4. L'Ombra della croce, for string orchestra
  5. Psalmody, for chorus & orchestra
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The eccentricities of Carlo Gesualdo's choral music have endeared him to modern composers who share a similar predilection for using unexpected chromatic harmonies and striking dissonances for poignant effect. This ECM New Series release offers string orchestra arrangements of Gesualdo's madrigal Moro lasso and his motet O crux benedicta, along with original works by Brett Dean and Erkki-Sven Tüür, which illustrate the influence of Gesualdo's mannerist expressions on composers of today. Dean's Carlo for choir and string ...

Gesualdo 2015, ECM

UPC: 028948118007