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Tocatas Galeonicas ? New Music From Latin America / Paul Desenne Ensemble


Release Date: 03/28/1995 
Label:  Dorian Discovery Catalog #: 80129   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul Desenne
Performer:  Nicolás RealPaul DesenneAndrés Eloy MedinaDavid Moreira,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne EnsembleEnsemble Caracas
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Venezuelan music contains elements taken from just about everyone who landed on its Caribbean coasts over the past five centuries. Cultural interweaving seems to have chosen this wild territory to show how much diversity could spring from a handful of different seeds. Western musicologists would be stunned to find very pure strains of European Renaissance music, almost unchanged, in many popularVenezuelan songs and instrumental forms today. Our national instrument, the cuatro, which accompanies most of Venezuelan music, is in fact a strummed four string Renaissance guitar. This persistence of musical memory is most remarkable in the descendants of non-European cultures. The treasures of African music which came with the slaves give us Read more hundred of rythmic ingredients which make up the temporal skeleton of most of our music. But in many places the music stayed pure, offering extraordinary opportunities for comparative studies in African musicology with its impressively energetic and complex drumming. - Paul Desenne Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Cuatro "Quinteto del pájaro" by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Nicolás Real (Piccolo), Paul Desenne (Cello), Andrés Eloy Medina (Oboe),
Andrés Eloy Medina (English Horn), David Moreira (Violin), Nicolás Real (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981-1983; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 15 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Cuatro "Quinteto de la Culebra" by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Andrés Eloy Medina (English Horn), Andrés Eloy Medina (Oboe), Nicolás Real (Piccolo),
Nicolás Real (Flute), David Moreira (Violin), Paul Desenne (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Cuatro "Botella al Guaire" by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Andrés Eloy Medina (English Horn), David Moreira (Violin), Nicolás Real (Piccolo),
Nicolás Real (Flute), Paul Desenne (Cello), Andrés Eloy Medina (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985-1986; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 14 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Harpsichord, 2 Violins and Cello "Coplas del Mangle" by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Abraham Abreu (Harpsichord), Antonio Mayorca (Violin), Ulises Ascanio (Violin),
Florentino Mendoza (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble,  Ensemble Caracas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Pizziguasa galeónica by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Anette León (Harp), Nicolás Real (Flute), Paul Desenne (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Pizziquitiplás by Paul Desenne
Performer:  Miguel Rojas (Cello), Paul Desenne (Cello), Manuel Mijares (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Desenne Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sala José Félix Ribas, Caracas 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Quinteto del pajaro: I. Seis por derecho
Quinteto del pajaro: II. Guasa del borrachito
Quinteto del pajaro: III. Alba-vals
Quinteto del pajaro: IV. Periquera
Quinteto de la culebra: I. Pajarillo
Quinteto de la culebra: II. Bambuco cruzado
Botella al Guaire: I. Guasa del 5 y 6
Botella al Guaire: II. Cancion de cuna - Montanas de caracas
Botella al Guaire: III. El Fulchola
Tocata galeonica cuarta: No. 1. Coplas del Mangle
Pizziguasa galeonica
Pizziquitiplas

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