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 the first ensemble in over 40 years to record all of Gesualdo´s madrigals
 
...at least as effective as La Venexiana (5 out of 5 stars) - Luister Magazine 
...should get at least an Edison - Leeuwarder Courant
...a project of musical and musical historical importance - Klassieke Zaken
 ...una integral discográfica con garantías de solvencia - ABC Artes y Letras
 
The box set is sold out. Reprint in a new design is expected April 1st.
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The box set is sold out. Reprint in a new design is expected soon.


The vocal ensemble The Kassiopeia Quintet was founded in 1999 at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague by five young singers from Holland, Israel and Portugal, and the for the performance of the 16th and 17th century madrigal repertoire in the first instance. The group has not only performed works by composers such as Monteverdi, Byrd, Weelkes and Le Jeune, but also from lesser-known contemporaries such as John Ward, Pomponio Nenna and Peter Philips. They have also performed music specially composed for the ensemble, including Maarten Altena’s La dolce ferita to texts by Torquato Tasso.
 
The Kassiopeia Quintet has performed in all the major concert halls of the Netherlands, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Utrecht Vredenburg as well as in Germany and in Portugal. The Kassiopeia Quintet will perform all six books of madrigals by Gesualdo over the next seasons and will also record them for Globe Records. The first CD in this series received a 10 from the Dutch Luister magazine and a Coup de Coeur from Le Nouvel Observateur. The second cd was issued in June 2005. The Quintet has also taken part in Gesualdo’s Voices, a multimedia spectacle for young people based on the life of Gesualdo, by Justus van Oel.
 
Projects include a staged version of Adriano Banchieri’s madrigal comedy Barca di Venetia per Padova, in coproduction with the Dutch Nationale Reisopera and the French Ensemble Elyma under the guidance of Gabriel Garrido.
 

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