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Cabezon: Complete Tientos And Variations / Glen Wilson

Cabezon / Wilson
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572475   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Glen Wilson
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“El ciego tañedor” or “the blind keyboardist”, Antonio de Cabezón was one of the most inspired masters of his day and a protégé at the court of King Philip II (whose favourite painting, reproduced on the cover of the booklet, came into his possession while Cabezón was with him in Brussels in 1555). Keyboard music was attaining a status equal to vocal polyphony at this time, and Cabezón’s sophisticated Tientos are at the forefront of a rapid rise in a new intensity of expression. Where the Tientos relate to vocal styles the Variations can frequently be traced to popular songs and dance tunes such as the Folía. “El ciego tañedor” or “the blind keyboardist”, Antonio de Cabezón was one of the most inspired masters of his day and a protégé at the court of King Philip II (whose favourite painting, reproduced on the cover of the booklet, came into his possession while Cabezón was with him in Brussels in 1555). Keyboard music was attaining a status equal to vocal polyphony at this time, and Cabezón’s sophisticated Tientos are at the forefront of a rapid rise in a new intensity of expression. Where the Tientos relate to vocal styles the Variations can frequently be traced to popular songs and dance tunes such as the Folía. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Libro de Cifra Nueva by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Glen Wilson (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
2.
Obras de música para tecla by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Glen Wilson (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
3.
Tiento del sexto tono by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Glen Wilson (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 

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