The Project

The Gesualdo Online project, developed by the Programme Ricercar at the Centre for Renaissance Studies in Tours, represents an innovative way to conceive and to publish a musical edition. Through the application of new web technologies to musicology, in particular in the domain of “dynamic” edit...

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On Gesualdo

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (8 March 1566 – 8 September 1613) was an Italian musician, who was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. As a musician he is best known for writing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century. He is also known for his cruelty and lewdness: the best known fact of his life is his gruesome killing of his first wife and her lover upon finding them in flagrante delicto.

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Works

The Works section is structured according to Dublin Core standards and is organised through the Omeka web publishing system. This feature permits access to the edition of Gesualdo’s music in a very simple way, as in a classical interoperable digital library, allowing the user to explore the list o...

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Collaborative Edition

Based on the newest web technologies available in the fields of digital musicology and “dynamic” editions, the Gesualdo Online Project is conceived as a collaborative edition. The musicological and musical community interested in Gesualdo’s music is invited to create an account on the project website and to collaborate. The project provides the musical transcriptions realized starting from the first available and complete early edition of each of Gesualdo’s compositions. These transcriptions will be used as base text, on which variants from other sources, emendations and reconstruction...

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