GESUALDO: The Man and His Music. Glenn Watkins.

GESUALDO: The Man and His Music

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1976. Hardcover. Second printing. "Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa (1560-1613), is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity, and as the murderer of his wife and her lover. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the Mannerist tendencies of Late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies." Preface by Igor Stravinsky. Frontispiece, with five textual illustrations. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some mild wear along the extremities of the dust jacket; else an especially crisp, very good or better copy. Near fine / Very good. Item #70350
ISBN: 0807812013

Price: $40.00

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