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Las Ensaladas: Spanish Songs Of The 16th Century

La Colombina
Release Date: 09/01/2009 
Label:  K 617   Catalog #: 617216  
Composer:  Pere Alberch y VilaMateo FlechaBartolomé Cárceres
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A genuine potpourri of different songs and languages always following the notion of "docere et delectare" (to instruct while giving pleasure), the famous Ensaladas of Fletxa. Carceres, Vila and Chacon constitute a unique genre in 16th century Spanish literature and music. They are certainly related to the French 'fricassée' and the Italian madrigal comedy, and sometimes pay tribute to Janequin. The genre delighted listeners throughout the 16th century with its depictions of the eternal struggle between good and evil, portraying such varied characters as Lucifer, the virgin Mary, rustic shepherds, shipwrecked pilgrims, Adam and the ancient prophets. A genuine potpourri of different songs and languages always following the notion of "docere et delectare" (to instruct while giving pleasure), the famous Ensaladas of Fletxa. Carceres, Vila and Chacon constitute a unique genre in 16th century Spanish literature and music. They are certainly related to the French 'fricassée' and the Italian madrigal comedy, and sometimes pay tribute to Janequin. The genre delighted listeners throughout the 16th century with its depictions of the eternal struggle between good and evil, portraying such varied characters as Lucifer, the virgin Mary, rustic shepherds, shipwrecked pilgrims, Adam and the ancient prophets. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. El Bon Jorn (Ensalada) by Pere Alberch y Vila
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina
Period: Renaissance 
2. La bomba by Mateo Flecha
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
3. El fuego by Mateo Flecha
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
4. La Trulla by Bartolomé Cárceres
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Valencia, Spain 
5. La lucha by Pere Alberch y Vila
Conductor:  Josep Capré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Colombina

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