The last work by Arte Factum, joined by Francisco Orozco, once again offers us a panorama of profane music from the late Middle Ages, together with some of the Cantigas de Santa María, compiled by Alfonso X. We have dances, estampidas and saltarellos, troubadour songs, such as the beautiful Kalernda Maia by Rimbaut de Vaqueiras, finishing the trip through time with the famous Sephardi romanza Ventanas altas, without forgetting Carmina Burana and the Cantigas de Santa María of King Alfonso the Wise. Thus, we travel down four centuries of European music. A long pe...+ info
The Royal Wind Music
Conductor: Paul Leenhouts
Taken from an interview with Paul Leenhouts, arranger and director of The Royal Wind Music by Sara Hessel, music director at KMFA Classical Austin 89.5, Texas. Could you tell our listeners a few details about your new album ‘En er mundo’? For this encore CD I was delighted to arrange a mélange of 34 pieces from all over the world, resulting in a colourful collection which certainly doesn’t pretend to be part of the standard repertoire of a renaissance recorder consort. Perhaps, from a classical point of view, one could even be heavily criticised for performing Mus...+ info
Andrés Cea, órgano y claviórgano
ANGELS OR LARKS Mark Chambers (counter tenor) Andrés Cea (claviorgan) With Bárbara Sela (bassoon) and Arnau Rodón (cornett) “I remember, when I was a young man, that I heard Cabezón sing at the organ in San Pablo's Convent, and occasionally while playing a chamber organ, and, although his voice was bad, even gruff, he knew how to control it so well that it pleased me as well as Resa's or Talamantes', who were the angelical voices at the time or, shall we say, larks”. This is how the Dominican preacher Friar Agustín Salucio (1...+ info
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