Dinastia Borja (The Borgia Dynasty)

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Of the mighty series of recordings by Catalonian gambist and conductor Jordi Savall and his associated Capella Reila de Catalunya and instrumental group Hesperion XXI, this is among the most impressive. Savall's method is to use music to illuminate vast swaths of historical event and theme, and he has rarely been so ambitious and so successful as he is here. His topic is the Dinastia Borja, or the House of Borgia, who emerged in the 14th century from Savall's home ground of Valencia to play a dominant role in Italian ecclesiastical and political life for two centuries. The Borgias were politically skilled, but their true genius, much like figures of modern entertainment, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Of the mighty series of recordings by Catalonian gambist and conductor Jordi Savall and his associated Capella Reila de Catalunya and instrumental group Hesperion XXI, this is among the most impressive. Savall's method is to use music to illuminate vast swaths of historical event and theme, and he has rarely been so ambitious and so successful as he is here. His topic is the Dinastia Borja, or the House of Borgia, who emerged in the 14th century from Savall's home ground of Valencia to play a dominant role in Italian ecclesiastical and political life for two centuries. The Borgias were politically skilled, but their true genius, much like figures of modern entertainment, lay in their ability to generate and control a fascinating atmosphere of sexuality, intrigue, and corruption, "the fatal power of legend," as the 300-page booklet puts it. The program of the three CDs spans a few hundred years, and it is divided thematically into these categories: "The origins and rise of the Borgia family," "The demise of the three cultures and the conquest of power: the Vatican," "The culmination and end of a dream," "The age of upheavals and Humanism: the Sibyl and the Prophecies of the Book of Revelation," "Battles and truces; military and political responsibilities," "Renunciation and spiritual transformation," and "Final years, death and canonization of Francisco de Borja." All of these things are reflected in the musical genres of the day, which have very rarely come alive as they do here. There is no space to enumerate the musical-historical linkages Savall and his troupe explore, but suffice it to say that a college course on the Borgias or the Italian Renaissance that used this recording as a text would make a deeper impression than probably any other one out there. Not to be missed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Alia Vox Spain
  • EAN: 7619986398747
  • Catalog Number: 9874
  • Sales rank: 356,058

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tiento XVII de "Pange lingua" 5th tone punto alto - Juan Cabanilles & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (5:21)
  2. 2 Requiem: Pie Jesu Domine - Cristóbal de Morales & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (1:40)
  3. 3 Fanfare - Anonymous & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (1:06)
  4. 4 Mille regretz, song for 4 parts - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:45)
  5. 5 Alma, buscarte has en Mi, contrafacta of "Dama, mi grande querer" (CMP) - Moxica & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (7:47)
  6. 6 Credo - Anonymous & Anonymous, Catalonian (5:41)
  7. 7 O Voy - Anonymous, Cancionero de Palacio & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:21)
  8. 8 Jubilate Deo Omnis Terra, for 6 voices - Cristóbal de Morales & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (6:27)
  9. 9 Tau garcó la durundena - Bartomeu Càrceres & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:08)
  10. 10 Todos los buenos soldados (Fragmento de la Ensalada "La Guerra") - Mateo Flecha & Matheo Flecha (1:46)
  11. 11 Proch Dolor / Pie Jhesu, for 7 voices (attributed) - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:49)
  12. 12 Fantasia 1 - Luis de Milán & Lluis Del Mila (2:02)
  13. 13 Sibil-la Valenciana (Valencia) (reconstructed by J. Savall after Alfonso de Mondéjar & Bartolomé Cárceres) - Anonymous, Spanish & Montserrat Figueras (18:47)
  14. 14 Missa "Hercules Dux Ferrariae", for 4 parts: Agnus Dei - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:01)
  15. 15 Pavana alla ferrarese, for lute - Joan Ambrosio Dalza & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:27)
  16. 16 Absolve quesumus/Requiem aeternam, motet for 6 parts - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (4:16)
  17. 17 Amor la tua virtute, madrigal (doubtful) - Jacques Arcadelt & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:43)
  18. 18 Donna, questa è la mia voglia - Andrew Lawrence-King & Filippo de Lurano (3:28)
  19. 19 Un Cavalier Di Spagna, for consort - Anonymous, Italian & Anonymous (4:44)
  20. 20 Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious) - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:28)
  21. 21 Fortuna Desperata - Anonymous & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (1:49)
  22. 22 Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam/Deploration de la Mort de Jehan Ockeghem, lament for 5 parts - Josquin Desprez & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:55)
  23. 23 Adonay malakh geout labech (Psalm 93) (Portugal) - Jewish Traditional & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:27)
  24. 24 Ave maris stella, hymn for 3 voices (2 versions) - Guillaume Dufay & Andrew Lawrence-King (1:54)
  25. 25 Zappay lo campo, strambatto, CM20 - Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (0:55)
  26. 26 Correno multi cani, strambotto-caccia, CM 140 - Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:26)
  27. 27 Ce jour de l'an, rondeau for 3 voices - Guillaume Dufay & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (1:45)
  28. 28 Da pacem Domine, antiphon for 3 voices, K. 34 - Gilles de Bins dit Binchois & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:02)
  29. 29 Work(s): Saltarello - Guillaume Dufay & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:12)
  30. 30 Le Ductia - Anonymous & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:36)
  31. 31 La rosa enflorece, song - Manuel Valls & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (5:19)
  32. 32 Viva el gran Re Don Fernando con la Reina Don Isabella - Carlos Verardi & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (5:07)
  33. 33 De tous biens plaine, chanson - Hayne van Ghizeghem & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:25)
  34. 34 Patres nostri peccaverunt, for 4 voices - Johannes Cornago & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:16)
  35. 35 El cervel mi fa - Anonymous & Anonymous, Spanish (1:38)
  36. 36 Miserere nostri / Vexilla Regis, for 4 voices, CM 106 - Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (1:58)
  37. 37 Viva el Gran Re Don Fernando - Anonymous & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (3:34)
  38. 38 Adoramus te Domine, for 4 voices, CM 4 - Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (2:24)
  39. 39 Exultet caelum laudibus, vespers hymn (66) - Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino & Eduardo Nestor Gomez (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jordi Savall Primary Artist
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