Gesualdo – Madrigali, Libri Quinto & Sesto
Les Arts Florissants
In this final volume of the Madrigals, Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants complete their exploration of Gesualdo’s astonishing corpus. Even more than in his first books, the composer shows here an incredible modernity, playing like no other with dissonances and chromatisms. Love and death, joys and sorrows embrace and collide in ever more daring harmonies.
"Over the course of the adventure, the ensemble has defined a very personal sound, adding to its ductility and transparency a luminous edge." Diapason
"The gripping acoustic intimacy that defined this series from its Award‑winning start is again here in another compelling Gesualdo recording." Gramophone