Witchcraft, masochism and depression all mark the dramatic life of the Renaissance composer and Prince, Don Carlo Gesualdo. Born into one of the richest aristocratic families in the Kingdom of Naples, he is remembered predominantly for the murder of his first wife and his highly accomplished, but eccentric, music. Yet there is much more to his story, which encompasses the Holy Inquisition, musical intrigue and personal tragedy. This biography, written to celebrate four hundred years since the composer’s death explores all these themes and pieces together the facts of his life to illuminate the character behind the illustrious composer.
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Published March 26, 2013
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