Ghizzolo - Il Secondo Libro de Madrigali | Brilliant Classics 94834BR

Ghizzolo - Il Secondo Libro de Madrigali


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94834BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 20th October 2014



First recordings of madrigals by Giovanni Ghizzolo!

Giovanni Ghizzolo (fl. 1600) was a highly respected composer, active at the grand court of Correggio, and creator of truly amazing madrigals, in which the complexity of the polyphony is stretched to its limits, his originality comparable to his famous contemporary Gesualdo.

The madrigals are set on secular texts, dealing with the eternal topics of love (both fulfilled and rejected) and death.

The vocal ensemble Fantazyas, led by Roberto Balconi (“one of the best voices on the countertenor scene” - L’Opera) display a stunning degree of virtuosity in these 'micro operas', in which the dramatic temperature may change with the speed of summer lightning.

Booklet contains notes on the composer and the works, as well as artist biographies.

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