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Domenikos Theotokopoulos: El Greco

Negri / Victoria / Caroso / Ortiz
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Capella De Ministrers   Catalog #: 1434   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  KassiaCesare Negri MilanesiTomás L. de VictoriaFabritio Caroso,   ... 
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Doménikos Theotokópoulos's musical journey includes the most iconic pieces of music from Crete, in Venice and Rome, to finish his days in the Spanish city of Toledo. In Crete: El Greco was formed as a painter in the tradition of Byzantine art, where the icon painting would condition the most of his later works, and there he learned to paint with tempera technique. After, he traveled to Italy: he was interested from the beginning to paint ''alla maniera italiana'', in Venice, Crete political capital, in 1567. Since his arrival to Venice he contacted to Titian's workshop, where he find the necessary tools for the reinterpretation of Western models, acquiring new technical expertise. His life journey ends in Toledo: was a fortune Read more for the time of Philip II that El Greco was found in Spain, particularly in Toledo, the right environment for creative restlessness. As quoted the painter Jusepe Martinez in his Discursos practicables del Noblísimo Arte de la Pintura, around 60 years after El Greco's death: "He won many ducats, spent on unnecessary extravagance of his house, having salaried musicians to enjoy all the delight when eating''. So, let's serve him as the music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fallen Woman by Kassia
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Greece 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Le gratie d'amore: Austria felice (Hachas) by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1602 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Le gratie d'amore: Villanicco & spagnoletto by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1602 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Le gratie d'amore: Canario by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1602 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Alma Redemptoris mater, antiphon for 5 voices by Tomás L. de Victoria
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1572 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Il Ballarino: Balletto amor mio by Fabritio Caroso
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Written: 1581 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
Il Ballarino: Cascarda castellana by Fabritio Caroso
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Written: 1581 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
Il Ballarino: Balletto amor costante by Fabritio Caroso
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Written: 1581 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9.
Il Ballarino: Spagnoletta by Fabritio Caroso
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Written: 1581 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Il Ballarino: Gagliarda di spagna by Fabritio Caroso
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Written: 1581 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Ave Maria, motet for 4 voices by Tomás L. de Victoria
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1570; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
12.
Prophetiæ Sibyllarum: Sibylla phrygia by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
13.
Recercada "La Spagna", for vihuela (from Trattado de Glosas) by Diego Oritz
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
Passamezzo antico by Anonymous
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
Romanesca by Anonymous
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
16.
Las Folías by Anonymous
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
17.
Requiem æternam: Introitus by Tomás L. de Victoria
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18.
La muerte de Absalón by Traditional
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
19.
Tzivaeri by Traditional
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
20.
Megalini by Byzantine Traditional
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
21.
Letsi by Traditional
Conductor:  Carles Magraner
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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