Gesualdo – Tenebrae Responsoria
Les Arts Florissants
With their daring harmonies, unequalled refinement of counterpoint, and raw emotion, the Tenebrae Responsoria offer the sacred counterpart to Gesualdo’s last books of madrigals, published in 1611. Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants extend the critically acclaimed exploration of these six increasingly poisonous books. Their interpreta- tion of the Responsories for the Office of Holy Thursday slips subtly into the assumed dolorism of the late scores of the Prince of Venosa..
"A vibrant yet profoundly spiritual performance" The New York Classical Review