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Album: Gesualdo-Maione, Tribulationem – Concerto Soave/Galassi/Aymes (Zig-zag)

Harpsichordist/organist Jean-Marc Aymes, harpist Mara Galassi, and Concerto Soave contrast the mannerist motets and madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo with a series of toccatas, ricercars and canzonas by his contemporary, Ascanio Maione.

Led by soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr, the six-part vocal consort is virtuosic enough to adapt smoothly from the chill dissonances of Peccentem me quotidie to the hot, tumbling urgency of Ardita zanzaretta.