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Reviewer: David Vickers

New vocal group record Gesualdo’s sixth book…

La Compagnia del Madrigale is a new ensemble initiated by Rossana Bertini (soprano), Giuseppe Maletto (tenor) and Daniele Carnovich (bass), all leading alumni of La Venexiana and Concerto Italiano who have collaborated in one way or another for over 20 years. Accordingly, the singers possess honed skills of listening and responding to each other in order to create exquisite chiaroscuro to convey bittersweet pathos. Their recording of Gesualdo’s Madrigali libro sesto (pubd 1611) is a masterclass in quicksilver dynamic shading, meticulous cadential shaping, crystal-clear poetic declamation and flawlessly judged harmonic shifts in extraordinary five-voice pieces such as ‘Io parto, e non più dissi’ and ‘Moro, lasso, al mio duolo’ (Stravinsky called the Sixth Book ‘23 canapés of caviar’).

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