Gesualdo: The Man and His Music / Edition 2

Gesualdo: The Man and His Music / Edition 2

by Glenn Watkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198161972

ISBN-13: 9780198161974

Pub. Date: 06/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the mannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most

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Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the mannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies. Watkins's extended study of Gesualdo's life and works was originally published in 1973. Alongside detailed analysis of Gesualdo's remarkable madrigals and of the few works in other genres, it contained much new biographical material, particularly on the latter part of the composer's life. This new edition has been extensively updated, and contains a new chapter covering the research of recent years. The preface to the first edition, by Igor Stravinsky is reprinted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198161974
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.97(d)

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