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A Piacere - Music For Viola Da Gamba / Fahmi Alqhai, Pedro Estevan, Arcangel

Sanz / Monsieur De Sainte-colombe / Alqhai
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 33202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gaspar SanzSantiago de MurciaFahmi AlqhaiJean de Sainte-Colombe,   ... 
Performer:  Fahmi AlqhaiPablo Martin CamineroAugustin DiasseraPedro Estevan,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 'A piacere' Fahmi Alqhai demonstrates once again what an expressive musician he has become, and with the viola da gamba as his “Wondrous Muse”, he recreates for CD a concert programme which he has been touring and refining over recent years. Following his ensemble album 'Rediscovering Spain' (performed with Accademia del Piacere) this new release from Glossa has a distinctively soloistic feel and approach to it, with Alqhai relishing the different moods and musical directions that his chosen musical “voice” permits him to take. Considering the instrument as so much more than a relic from the decaying aristocratic age of Louis XV in France, Alqhai demonstrates – by his choice of programme and his playing – the viol’s versatility, Read more flexibility and depth of emotional response: music from Spanish, German and French Baroque masters of the instrument are joined by Alqhai’s own version of Joe Satriani's 'Always with me, always with you' rock number. Notably in his Satriani adaptation (but also in an old Spanish popular melody featuring the cantaor Arcángel, as well as elsewhere) Alqhai receives support from musician friends gathered at sessions in Seville, all helping to create – in marvellous sound – a new demonstration of the creative freedom that old music can allow in the right hands. Read less

Works on This Recording

Marizápalos, nombre de chica y de una melodia popular, for guitar (from Instrucción de Música sobre by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Fandango by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai (), Pablo Martin Caminero (Violin), Augustin Diassera (Percussion),
Pablo Martin Caminero (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Passacalles por la C, for guitar (from Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española, Book 3) by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Canarios II, for guitar (Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española, Book 2) by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai (), Pablo Martin Caminero (Double Bass), Pablo Martin Caminero (Violin),
Pedro Estevan (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
El canto de los pájaros, for voice, tenor viola & 4 viola da gambas by Fahmi Alqhai
Performer:  Ignacio Del [Viola da Gamba] Valle (), Rami [Viola da Gamba] Alqhai (), Arcangelo (Voice),
Johanna Rose (), Rami [Viola da Gamba] Alqhai (Tenor Viola), Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Les Pleurs by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Work(s): Allemande by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Le Pleureux: Sarabande by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: no 14, Les sauvages by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Fahmi Alqhai (), Juan Carlos Rivera (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Always With Me, Always With You by Joe Satriani
Performer:  Augustin Diassera (Percussion), Fahmi Alqhai (), Ignacio Del [Viola da Gamba] Valle ()
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Sonata, BWV 1003: Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 63) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
La Guitare, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 107) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai ()
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Sound Samples

El canto de los pajaros - Nana para Juliette
Concerto No. 44 for 2 Equal Bass Viols, "Tombeau Les Regrets": IV. Les pleurs
Pieces for Solo Viol: I. Allemande
Concerto No. 7 for 2 equal bass viols, "Le pleureux": I. Sarabande, "Le pleureux"
Les Indes galantes (arr. for chamber ensemble): Les Indes galantes: Les Sauvages (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Pieces de viole, Book 2: Les voix humaines
Pieces de viole, Book 3: La Guitare
Always with Me, Always with You
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante (arr. for viola da gamba)

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