Gesualdo - Dolcissimo Veleno!

We dream to record (september 2014) DOLCISSIMO VELENO, our 2nd CD: a romantic song cycle and a journey though the masterpieces by GESUALDO

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Gesualdo - Dolcissimo Veleno!

<p> <i>La Dolce Maniera </i>presents with<i> Dolcissimo Veleno </i>a CD dedicated to Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1566-1613), an emblematic figure of the end of the Renaissance. Prince of the highest order, passionate about hunting and music, sadly famous for having brutally murdered his wife and her lover, Gesualdo is also considered as one of the most revolutionary composers of musical history.</p> <p>  </p> <p> If the music of Monteverdi, his contemporary, is mostly <i>theater</i>, Gesualdo does not<i> represent </i>the tragedy of human existence but on the contrary, he<i> experiences </i>it, painting it with incredible violence, both on a personal level (the experience of love and death) and on a metaphysical one. The oxymorons constantly present in his music (“gloomy day”, “sad joy”…) are not in fact simple accidents, but consecutive contradictions of human existence: there is no<i> dolcezza </i>(sweetness, tenderness, pleasure…) without<i> veleno </i>(venom, poison), as shadows would not exist without the light. And it’s precisely in accepting this inevitably contradictory dimension of the human condition that one finds the tragic expressed so well by the work of Gesualdo. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Images" src=""></p> <p> Gesualdo published six books of madrigals between 1594 and 1611. <i>La Dolce Maniera</i>, to provide a complete view of the ensemble of his profane works, has put at least one madrigal from each book into<strong> its program composed of 20 madrigals which make up a romantic song cycle. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Ellen_ldm" src=""></p> <p> Ellen Giacone, soprano</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Copia_di_silvana_ldm" src=""></p> <p> Silvana Torto, mezzosoprano</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>  </p> <p> The fund will be used to pay part of the following:</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Renting a place to make the recording (church or auditorium)</p> <p> - Rental of equipment for registration</p> <p> - Paying the sound engineer </p> <p> -  Editing and production of the CD</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Damien_ldm" src=""></p> <p> Damien Roquetty, tenor</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_0073" src=""></p> <p> La Dolce Maniera, live in Milano</p>



Our eternal gratitude!


Our eternal gratitude and Special thanks with your name published on our Facebook page!


All the previous things + you will receive by mail (in digital format mp3) the recording of 10 madrigals from the new CD!

Estimated delivery: February 2015


All the previous things + you will receive by mail our album in mp3 digital format.

Estimated delivery: February 2015


All the previous things + your name published in the booklet of our CD + the autographed CD a week before its official release!

Estimated delivery: February 2015


All points outlined above + 2 tickets for a concert of La dolce maniera in 2015/16

Estimated delivery: February 2015


All points outlined above + a singing lesson with a singer of La Dolce Maniera (in Paris) OR the possibility to meet the artists after a concert + the logo of your enterprise on the back cover of the CD !

Estimated delivery: February 2015


All points outlined above + a private concert (in your home or where you want) for you, your friends, employees or partners! (travel and hotel costs and eventual location of the concert hall not included)

Estimated delivery: February 2015

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