After the success of " Gesualdo : Madrigali, Libri primo e secondo ", crowned best Early Music recording at the 2020 Gramophone Awards, this new album from the harmonia mundi label presents the second instalment of Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants’ complete cycle of Carlo Gesualdo’s madrigals. A recording produced at the Philharmonie de Paris, in coproduction with France Musique.
" Without a doubt, this recording will be a landmark and can rightfully be considered a model of madrigalesque practice in the 21st century. "
Classica - Choc de Classica (April 2021)
" We experience all four seasons of expression in as many lines of poetry " Gramophone Magazine - Editor's Choice (March 2021, shortlisted for the Gramophone Awards 2021)
" What sets Les Arts Florissants apart is an assertive presence (…) of vocal individualities and a precise awareness of their interaction with the collective. (…) A long-lasting feast. "
Diapason - Diapason d'Or (April 2021)