Gesualdo – White – Tallis – Banchieri – Monteverdi – Cornysh- Moultaka…
“Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is brought upon me.”
This verse by Jeremiah bears us as witnesses. It begs us to hear his suffering. Poets and musicians will seize this cry and make it theirs. They’ll convert every affliction, every moan, every tear, every love complaint into chords and resonance. By lamenting Jerusalem’s destruction, confiding us Virgin Mary’s wrench in the “Pianto della Madonna”, or telling us the unfortunate fate of Olimpia and many more passions and tragic love torments, these masters of the Renaissance & Baroque eras listen carefully to the human soul which confides to the accents of the voice.