Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995)

Genres - Historical Film, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

The troubled life of sixteenth century composer Don Carol Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa is explored by filmmaker Werner Herzog in this film shot on location in Italy and featuring interviews with Gesualdo Consort director Gerald Pace, Il Complesso Barocco musical director Alan Curtis. From his sexual deviance and dangerous obsessions to a shocking act of murder, Gesualdo's personal demons and remarkable influence are explored as never before thanks to careful research and detailed interviews with those who have dedicated their lives to studying his remarkable legacy.



composer, madrigals, life-story, Italian [nationality], love-affair, scandal