The Royal Wind Music
Conductor: Paul Leenhouts
Ensemble music that pre-dates 1600 is for the most part invisible: the overall majority of the scores that survive are composed for voices. Instrumental collections are usually devoted to repertory for solo instruments: on the one hand the popular lute (or, in Spain, the vihuela), on the other hand the practical keyboards, organ and harpsichord. Nevertheless, instrumental ensembles were by no means rare; on the contrary, they flourished all around Europe, and, after 1500, also in the Americas and other overseas territories. In the Spanish dominions, they enjoyed the benefits of regular employm...+ info
About the Trujillo Codex of Peru The music on this recording is taken from the so-called Trujillo Codex in Peru. This Codex is an example of formal variety and a wealth of musical materials performed on the Iberian Peninsula and in the Americas from the pre-Columbian period up to well into the 18th century, and goes beyond the normal European musical conventions of the time. Francisco Orozco and the members of Música Prima have put together a program from a wide range of sources from the audio-oral tradition, the living memory, that is to say, the place where we adequately tak...+ info
Andrés Cea, órgano y claviórgano
May 1997. Professor Lorenzo Ghielmi has invited me to teach a course on Correa’s Facultad orgánica to his students at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan. Availing of my journey from Spain, Maestro Andrea Marcon has also asked me to give a concert on the Nacchini organ in the church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, in Treviso. Jean-Claude Zehnder was there, travelling with his students from the Schola Cantorum of Basel. Following the concert, some bottles of wine were emptied at the home of Georgio Gregolin, geometra. A night train would then carry me to Milan. At nine in the morning ...+ info
The soprano Mariví Blasco, accompanied by theorbo Juan Carlos Rivera, we are immersed in the Italian Seicento music with Arias and Cantatas of Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Landi, Benedetto Ferrari, Barbara Strozzi, Domenico Mazzocchi and Giulio Caccini. An remarkable performance of exceptional music.
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