Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
  • Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
  • Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices

Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices

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Director: Werner Herzog

Cast: Werner Herzog

     
 

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The troubled life of sixteenth century composer Don Carol Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa is explored by filmmaker Werner Herzog in this film shot on location in Italy and featuring interviews with Gesualdo Consort director Gerald Pace, Il Complesso Barocco musical director Alan Curtis. From his sexual deviance and dangerous obsessions to a shocking act of murder, Gesualdo… See more details below

Overview

The troubled life of sixteenth century composer Don Carol Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa is explored by filmmaker Werner Herzog in this film shot on location in Italy and featuring interviews with Gesualdo Consort director Gerald Pace, Il Complesso Barocco musical director Alan Curtis. From his sexual deviance and dangerous obsessions to a shocking act of murder, Gesualdo's personal demons and remarkable influence are explored as never before thanks to careful research and detailed interviews with those who have dedicated their lives to studying his remarkable legacy.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
UPC:
0807280205596
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
NR
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
47,103

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Werner Herzog

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
1. A Deserted Castle - The Last Years in the Life of Gesualdo [7:20]
2. Gesualdo - Visionary of a New Kind Of Music [6:49]
3. The Wedding Feast [4:26]
4. The Murderer in the Palace [4:19]
5. Escape Into the Castle [3:02]
6. Madrigal About the Beauty of Death [3:18]
7. A Singer in the Castle [3:58]
8. The Riding School [3:00]
9. The Archaeological Museum of Venosa [2:11]
10. Gesualdos Virtuosity [6:36]
11. The Summer Residence of the Prince [5:28]
12. Princely Archive and Deathbed [4:16]
13. The Knights' Tournament of Arezzo [3:25]
14. Credits [1:08]

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