Kingdoms of Castille

Kingdoms of Castille

by Richard Savino
     
 

Early Baroque music was dominated by the virtuoso violinists and composers of Italy, though the Spanish influence held sway for two centuries in the regions under Castilian rule, including not only Spain itself, but also Naples and colonies in Latin America. The Spanish style in vocal and instrumental music, which grew out of the Renaissance and was infused with the… See more details below

Overview

Early Baroque music was dominated by the virtuoso violinists and composers of Italy, though the Spanish influence held sway for two centuries in the regions under Castilian rule, including not only Spain itself, but also Naples and colonies in Latin America. The Spanish style in vocal and instrumental music, which grew out of the Renaissance and was infused with the cultural strains of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Gypsy music, as well as folk elements found in the New World, is the subject of this album by Baroque guitarist Richard Savino and the period ensemble El Mundo. While a good portion of the program is devoted to Spanish musicians of the Hapsburg court, such as José Marín and Juan Hidalgo, a few unexpected figures appear in their company. Domenico Scarlatti and George Frederick Handel both composed music in the Spanish style, and they are included, along with a handful of Italians, such as Francesco Manelli, Luigi Mazzochi, and Andrea Falconieri, as well as Peruvian composer José de Orejón y Aparicio, and Jesuit missionary Domenico Zipoli. To cover so much ground and to sample the changing styles of the 17th and 18th centuries necessitates a cursory sampling, and this album doesn't go deeply into any of the different areas it surveys. But El Mundo's polished playing and idiomatic vocals provide enough of the period's flavors to give the curious listener a helpful opening into a rich field of Baroque music that is increasingly being explored by early music groups. The reproduction is clean and focused, and the recording is well-balanced throughout, with relatively even volume levels.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Sono Luminus
UPC:
0053479213129
catalogNumber:
92131
Rank:
233724

Tracks

  1. Sinfonia No.5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  2. Nó se emenderà jamás, cantata, HWV 140  - George Frideric Handel  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  3. Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo  - Virgilio Mazzocchi  - Domenico Mazzocchi  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  4. Corazón que en prisión, song  - José Marín  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  5. Las Folías  -  Anonymous, Spanish  - Richard Savino  - Adam LaMotte  - Brandon Bloodworth
  6. Esperar, sentir, morir  - Juan Hidalgo  - Richard Savino  - Nell Snaidas  - William Skeen  - Brandon Bloodworth
  7. Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)  - Andrea Falconieri  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  8. No sé yo cómo es, for voice & guitar (continuo)  - José Marín  - Richard Savino  - Nell Snaidas  - Brandon Bloodworth
  9. Brando dicho El Melo  - Andrea Falconieri  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  10. Corriente dicha la cuella  - Andrea Falconieri  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  11. Corriente dicha la mota  - Andrea Falconieri  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  12. Ausente del Alma  - Rafael Antonio Castellanos  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  13. Oygan una xacarilla  - Rafael Antonio Castellanos  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  14. Ah del día  - José de Orejon y Aparicio  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth
  15. San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera  - Domenico Zipoli  - Richard Savino  - El Mundo  - Brandon Bloodworth

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