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Alfabeto Songs

Andueza,Raquel / Private Musicke / Pitzl
Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24273  
Number of Discs: 1 
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This new programme from Private Musicke, with the young Spanish soprano Raquel Andueza, is dedicated to the light Italian delights of the early Baroque period. Everything centres on love in the labyrinth of hope, sorrow, optimism, disappointment and joy. This music is a small selection of the utterly incalculable amount of printed music that appeared between 1610 and 1640. At the sonic centre is the 'chitarra espanola' which was explicitly conceived as the accompanying instrument for all the pieces? during these years, it began its soaring flight which has continued up to the present day. One can hear arias, villanelles and canzonas by better known composers such as Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger and Tarquinio Merula. Girolamo Montesardo, Read more Giovanni Stefani, Flaminio Corradi and certain other forgotten authors, however, are now rubbing their eyes after several hundred years of sleep, glancing around themselves in bewilderment: not much has changed. A song is still a song and nothing seems more suitable for giving expression to the overflowing heart. If there were a hit parade from this period, several of the songs on this programme would surely be amongst the top ten. Read less

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