Spanish Baroque (1600-1750)

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0120100104

0120100104

Donald Macleod introduces the little-known musicians of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

0120100104

0120100104

Donald Macleod introduces the brilliant, but little-known musicians of 17th and 18th-century Spain, where the collision of ancient and modern traditions, popular songs, and the ever-present spirit of Spanish dance produced a dazzling treasure-trove of masterworks that has yet to be fully explored.

Santiago de Murcia: Jacaras por la E

Paul O'Dette (baroque guitar)

Harmonia Mundi, HMU907212 Track 1

Sebastian Duron: A batallar estrellas

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMI987053 Track 9

Matheo Romero: Magnificat

Ensemble vocal et instrumental Currende

Erik Van Nevel (conductor)

Cypres, CYP 3606 Track 2

Matheo Romero: Missa bonae voluntatis (excerpts)

Choeur de Chambre De Namur

La Fenice

Jean Tubery (director)

Ricercar RIC229 Tracks 14-22

Dances by Santa Cruz, Romero, Coll and Aranes

Montserrat Figueras (singer)

Hesperion XX

Jordi Savall (director)

EMI CDM7631452 Tracks 20-23

Patino: Maria Mater Dei

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMI987053 Track 3.

01*20100104

Donald Macleod introduces the little-known musicians of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

Donald Macleod introduces the brilliant, but little-known musicians of 17th and 18th-century Spain, where the collision of ancient and modern traditions, popular songs, and the ever-present spirit of Spanish dance produced a dazzling treasure-trove of masterworks that has yet to be fully explored.

Santiago de Murcia: Jacaras por la E

Paul O'Dette (baroque guitar)

Harmonia Mundi, HMU907212 Track 1

Sebastian Duron: A batallar estrellas

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMI987053 Track 9

Matheo Romero: Magnificat

Ensemble vocal et instrumental Currende

Erik Van Nevel (conductor)

Cypres, CYP 3606 Track 2

Matheo Romero: Missa bonae voluntatis (excerpts)

Choeur de Chambre De Namur

La Fenice

Jean Tubery (director)

Ricercar RIC229 Tracks 14-22

Dances by Santa Cruz, Romero, Coll and Aranes

Montserrat Figueras (singer)

Hesperion XX

Jordi Savall (director)

EMI CDM7631452 Tracks 20-23

Patino: Maria Mater Dei

Harmonia Mundi HMI987053 Track 3.

02

0220100105

0220100105

Donald Macleod on how composers at the Spanish court created their own musical theatre.

0220100105

0220100105

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

The Italian invention of opera was rapidly taking Europe by storm but Madrid failed to be charmed by its new-fangled recitatives and arias. Donald considers how composers at the Spanish court looked for their own way of bringing music into the theatre.

Jose Marin: Ojos, pues me desdenais

Ensemble La Romanesca

Jose Miguel Moreno

Glossa GCD 920201 Tr 5

Jose Marin: Aquella sierra Nevada

Francisco Guerau: Marionas

Jose Marin: No piense Menguilla

Ensemble La Romanesca

Jose Miguel Moreno (director)

Glossa GCD 920201 Trs 12, 15 and 14

Juan Hidalgo: Ay amor, ay ausencia

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Juan Carlos Rivera (archlute)

Mike Fentross (baroque guitar)

Ventura Rico (viola da gamba)

Harmonia Mundi HMI987028 Tr 6

Anon/Guerau: Suite

Extempore String Ensemble

Helios CDH55098 Tr 4

Antonio de Literes: Acis y Galatea (excerpt)

Acis ...... Lola Casariego (mezzo-soprano)

Galatea ...... Marta Almajano (soprano)

Glauco ...... Xenia Meijer (mezzo-soprano)

Nereida ...... Maria Luz Alvares (soprano)

Tisbe ...... Marina Pardo (mezzo)

Momo ...... Jordi Ricart (baritone)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472775222 Trs 16-25.

0220100105

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

The Italian invention of opera was rapidly taking Europe by storm but Madrid failed to be charmed by its new-fangled recitatives and arias. Donald considers how composers at the Spanish court looked for their own way of bringing music into the theatre.

Jose Marin: Ojos, pues me desdenais

Ensemble La Romanesca

Jose Miguel Moreno

Glossa GCD 920201 Tr 5

Jose Marin: Aquella sierra Nevada

Francisco Guerau: Marionas

Jose Marin: No piense Menguilla

Jose Miguel Moreno (director)

Glossa GCD 920201 Trs 12, 15 and 14

Juan Hidalgo: Ay amor, ay ausencia

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Juan Carlos Rivera (archlute)

Mike Fentross (baroque guitar)

Ventura Rico (viola da gamba)

Harmonia Mundi HMI987028 Tr 6

Anon/Guerau: Suite

Extempore String Ensemble

Helios CDH55098 Tr 4

Antonio de Literes: Acis y Galatea (excerpt)

Acis....Lola Casariego (mezzo-soprano)

Galatea....Marta Almajano (soprano)

Glauco....Xenia Meijer (mezzo-soprano)

Nereida....Maria Luz Alvares (soprano)

Tisbe....Marina Pardo (mezzo)

Momo....Jordi Ricart (baritone)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472775222 Trs 16-25.

Donald Macleod on how composers at the Spanish court created their own musical theatre.

03

0320100106

0320100106

Donald Macleod on modern styles, popular tunes dance rhythms and the 'villancico' form.

0320100106

0320100106

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

The all-powerful church in 17th century Spain liked its music very traditional indeed: old-fashioned and strictly Latin only. Outside the liturgy, though, composers could be more experimental. Donald reveals how modern styles, popular tunes and dance rhythms found their way into the sacred 'villancico' form.

Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Tiento No 16

Bernard Foccroulle (organ)

Ricercar RIC070056 Tr 1

Cristobal Galan: Al espejo que retrata

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472773252 Tr 3

Juan Barter: Hazo, Anton!

Clara Sanabras (soprano)

Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor)

Charivari Agreable

Kah-Ming Ng (director)

Signum SIGCD069 Tr 11

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz: Chaconas y Marionas

Harp Consort

Andrew Lawrence-King (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472773402 Tr 5

Gaspar Sanz: Preludio y Fantasia

Hopkinson Smith (guitar)

Astree E8576 Tr 17

Sebastian Duron: La borrachita de amor

Raquel Andueza (soprano)

Manuel Vilas (double harp)

Naxos 8570458 Tr 3

Sebastian Duron: Lamentacion segunda, del Viernes Santo

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 773762 Tr 10.

0320100106

Donald Macleod on modern styles, popular tunes dance rhythms and the 'villancico' form.

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

The all-powerful church in 17th century Spain liked its music very traditional indeed: old-fashioned and strictly Latin only. Outside the liturgy, though, composers could be more experimental. Donald reveals how modern styles, popular tunes and dance rhythms found their way into the sacred 'villancico' form.

Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Tiento No 16

Bernard Foccroulle (organ)

Ricercar RIC070056 Tr 1

Cristobal Galan: Al espejo que retrata

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472773252 Tr 3

Juan Barter: Hazo, Anton!

Clara Sanabras (soprano)

Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor)

Charivari Agreable

Kah-Ming Ng (director)

Signum SIGCD069 Tr 11

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz: Chaconas y Marionas

Harp Consort

Andrew Lawrence-King (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472773402 Tr 5

Gaspar Sanz: Preludio y Fantasia

Hopkinson Smith (guitar)

Astree E8576 Tr 17

Sebastian Duron: La borrachita de amor

Raquel Andueza (soprano)

Manuel Vilas (double harp)

Naxos 8570458 Tr 3

Sebastian Duron: Lamentacion segunda, del Viernes Santo

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 773762 Tr 10.

04

0420100107

0420100107

Donald Macleod explores the fierce debates about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music.

0420100107

0420100107

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

As a new generation of Spanish composers came of age and the influence of Italian forms strengthened, fierce debates raged about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music. Meanwhile, Spain was exporting a wealth of exotic dance styles to the rest of Europe.

0420100107

Donald Macleod explores the fierce debates about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music.

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

As a new generation of Spanish composers came of age and the influence of Italian forms strengthened, fierce debates raged about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music. Meanwhile, Spain was exporting a wealth of exotic dance styles to the rest of Europe.

Francesc Valls: Missa: Scala Aretina (excerpt)

London Oratory Choir

John Hoban (conductor)

CRD 3371 Tr 2

Juan de Navas: Tono de Miserere

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Carlos Mena (countertenor)

Pedro Ormazabal (tenor)

Jordi Ricard (baritone)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 773762 Tr 7

Francisco Guerau: Marionas and Canario

Gordon Ferries (baroque guitar)

Delphian, DCD34046 Trs 1, 9

Joseph de Torres: Panal de amor divino

Harmonia Mundi 987064 Trs 12-17

Antonio Martin y Coll: Diferencias sobre las Folias

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)

Arianna Savall (triple harp)

Rolf Lislevand (guitar)

Adela Gonzalez-Campa (castagnettes)

Alia Vox AV9805 Tr 6.

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Donald Macleod focuses on how Spanish finally embraced Italian styles, including opera.

05 LAST20100108

05 LAST20100108

Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

As the 18th century progressed, the gradual insinuation of Italian styles into Spanish music became a tidal wave. The new Bourbon monarchy looked towards Europe and Spain and, at last, embraced opera.

05 LAST20100108

Donald Macleod focuses on how Spanish finally embraced Italian styles, including opera.

Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

As the 18th century progressed, the gradual insinuation of Italian styles into Spanish music became a tidal wave. The new Bourbon monarchy looked towards Europe and Spain and, at last, embraced opera.

Antonio de Literes: Los elementos (excerpts)

Isabel Monar, Patricia Llorens, Estrella Estevez, Olga Pitarch (sopranos)

Capella de Ministrers

Carles Magraner (conductor)

Licanus CDM0617 Trs 22, 26

Jose de Torres: Miserere: Miserere mei Deus

Marta Almajano (soprano)

Carlos Mena (countertenor)

Pedro Ormazabal (tenor)

Jordi Ricard (baritone)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)

Deutsche Harmonia MundiDHM 05472 773762 Tr 1

Santiago de Murzia: Passacalles, Grave, Allegro

Armoniosi Concerti

Harmonia Mundi HMI 987030 Trs 20-22

Jose de Nebra: Viento es la dicha de amor

Zefiro....Maite Arruabarrena (soprano)

Liriope....Marta Almajano (soprano)

Amor....Raquel Pierotti (soprano)

Delfa....Pilar Jurado (soprano)

Coro Capilla Penaflorida

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Christophe Coin (director)

Valois V4752B CD 2 Trs 12-19

Santiago de Murcia: Fandango

Harmonia Mundi HMI 987030 Tr 3.