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Alex Ross on Don Carlo Gesualdo

December 12th, 2011

Episode 235 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Alex Ross writes about the Renaissance prince and composer Don Carlo Gesualdo. Here Ross talks to Blake Eskin about Gesualdo's visionary music and violent life, with excerpts from "Felice Primavera," performed by Marco Longhini and Delitiae Musicae, "Moro, lasso," performed by Concerto Italiano, and the Responsoria cycle, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble.