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Splendour Of Spain - Music From The Time Of Columbus


Release Date: 10/22/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 432821   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  AnonymousAntonio De CabezónJuan Fernández de MadridJuan del Encina,   ... 
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a significant milestone in the history of the early-music revival. Greeted when it was first issued with the verdict "devastatingly ugly", it was the most extreme and concentrated example of what had already become known as the 'Musica Reservata sound'. It opened the ears of many, even if it closed the ears of others. Now that we have a somewhat broader conception of what music can sound like, it is perhaps difficult to understand the fuss that surrounded this issue 15 years ago. But then, I happen to have thought it was wonderful from the start, and I still find it difficult to sympathize with those who branded it as anti-musical.

Certainly the sounds are often harsh: in Pase el agoa, Calabaça and
Read more Dale, si le dos the singers consciously imitated the sound of the shawms, sackbuts and crumhorns that accompanied them-and the results are still as invigorating as they were then. The extraordinary ability of Jantina Noorman to produce a bright, open-throated sound that was dead in tune is as stunning today as when the record was new; and it is perhaps her singing here that is most easily remembered. But the record contains much else of searing beauty, including Grayston Burgess singing the glorious Amargas oras, Nigel Rogers in Durandarie and David Munrow (in I think his last appearance with Musica Reservata) playing the Alta of Francisco de la Torre.

Anyone interested in performance styles or singing styles will want this record. Anyone who loves Spanish music of the Golden Age probably has it already.

-- Gramophone [9/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pase el agoa, ma Julieta by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
2.
Está la reyna del cielo by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
3.
Pavane with glosa by Antonio De Cabezón
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
4.
Pues que Dios by Juan Fernández de Madrid
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Cucú, cucú, cucucú by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
6.
Diferencias sobre "Las Vacas" by Antonio De Cabezón
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
7.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Triste estava el rey David by Alonso de Mudarra
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
8.
Calabaza, no sé, buen amor by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
9.
Danza a tre "La alta" by Francisco de la Torre
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
10.
Amargas oras by Rodrigo de Ceballos
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
11.
Dizen a mi que los amores he by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Written: 15-16th cent 
12.
Triste Espana sin ventura! by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Written: 1497 
13.
Una montana pasando by Garçimuñoz
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
14.
Durandarte by Francisco Millán
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
15.
Dale, si le das by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata

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