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Carlo Gesualdo

Composer, Criminal (c. 1560 — 8-Sep-1613)


Cecil Gray; Philip Heseltine. Carlo Gesualdo: Musician and Murderer. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.. 1926. 145pp.

Shlomo Giora Shoham. Art, Crime, and Madness: Gesualdo, Caravaggio, Genet, Van Gogh, Artaud. Sussex Academic Press. 2003. 223pp.

Glenn Watkins. Gesualdo: The Man and His Music. Oxford University Press. 1973. 334pp. Revised edition in 1991.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.340)

  5. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.255)

  6. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.338)

  7. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.129)

  8. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (p.93)

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