Episode 2: The Gesualdo Murders
Thursday, 22 March
The murder of Donna Maria D’Avalos and Don Fabrizio Carafa in 1590 was one of the most violent Naples had ever seen. It was so violent, in fact, it became known as the crime of the century. But who could have committed such a brutal murder? And why was no one ever punished for the crime? In this episode we explore the grim story of a killing that horrified Europe and sent shockwaves down the centuries. This episode tackles subjects that some listeners might find upsetting.
Original music was written by Thomas Hewitt Jones (@thewittjones).
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The recordings featured in this episode are:
Gesualdo: Seso Libro di Madrigali 1611
La Compagnia del Madrigale, Glossa
Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
The King's Singers, Signum Records
Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones for five voices
The Marian Consort, Delphian Records