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La Guitarra Española - Santiago De Murcia / W. Carter, Et Al


Release Date: 05/01/2007 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 288   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Santiago de MurciaAntonio Martin y CollGaspar Sanz
Performer:  William CarterSusanne Heinrich
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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The greatest Baroque guitar composer finds a player worthy of the music here

Santiago de Murcia (1682-1732) was the last, and possibly greatest, Spanish exponent of the five-course Baroque guitar, his music achieving a perfect balance between the strummed and plucked styles that were prevalent at the time. As if to reinforce this point, William Carter opens his recital with a superb account of Murcia’s Folias españolas, which starts with some highly percussive strumming before slowly giving way to delicately plucked lines.

Such
Read more nuanced playing is just as effective in the Passacalles, each of which gradually builds in excitement, as it is in the funereal “Del Rey Francia” (in the Suite after Gaspar Sanz), the melancholy Marionas or the lullaby-like Gaitas. Throughout, Carter somehow conjures up the sights and sounds of a bygone age with the mastery of a real dramatist, counterbalancing flurries of overlapping scales, energetic strumming and virtuoso trills with the richness and warmth of the more reflective passages.

Not to be too pedantic about flying solo, Carter is joined by fellow Palladian Ensemble member Susanne Heinrich on bass viol. Her pizzicato accompaniments bring a pleasing depth to dances like the Zarembeques and the Cumbees, but are especially effective in Murcia’s transcription of the prelude and gigue from Corelli’s Violin Sonata, Op 5 No 3, to which she restores the original bass-lines. The effect is like hearing the last two movements of some ghostly Baroque guitar concerto.

This is more than just a worthy follow-up to Carter’s first solo disc “La guitarre royalle” (12/04) – quite simply, it contains some of the finest Baroque guitar playing you’ll ever hear.

-- William Yeoman, Gramophone [8/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Folias españolas by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
2.
Flores de música: Obra de falsas crómaticas de primero tono by Antonio Martin y Coll
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1706; Spain 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Santiago de Murcia.
St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
3.
Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra: Passacalles por la E by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
4.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba), William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Esfachata de Nápoles", "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Miñona de Cataluña" and "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra: Clarín de los Mosqueteros del Rey de Francia."
Arranger: William Carter.St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
5.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Esfachata de Nápoles by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar), Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios", "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Miñona de Cataluña" and "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra: Clarín de los Mosqueteros del Rey de Francia."
Arranger: William Carter.
St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
6.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Miñona de Cataluña by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar), Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios", "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Esfachata de Nápoles" and "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra: Clarín de los Mosqueteros del Rey de Francia."
Arranger: William Carter.
St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
7.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra: Clarín de los Mosqueteros del Rey de Francia by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar), Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios", "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Esfachata de Nápoles" and "Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: La Miñona de Cataluña."
Arranger: William Carter.
St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
8.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Zarambegues o Muecas by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar), Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
9.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Canarios by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
10.
Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra: Passacalles por la E - Passacaglia no 1 "a compassillo" by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
11.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Cumbees by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba), William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
12.
Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra: Passacalles por la D by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
13.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Marionas by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
14.
Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra: Preludio grabe by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba), William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
15.
Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra: Giga by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar), Susanne Heinrich (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 
16.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Gaitas by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England (09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006) 

Sound Samples

Folias Espanolas
Prelude
Passacalles in D minor: I. A compassillo
Passacalles in D minor: II. A proporcion
Suite (after G. Spanz)
Zarembeques, o Muecas
Canarios
Passacalles in C major: I. A compassillo
Cumbees
Passacalles in A minor: I. A compassillo
Passacalles in A minor: II. A proporcion
Marionas in C major
Preludio Grabe de Coreli (after A. Corelli's Violin Sonata Op. 5, No. 3): Preludio grabe
Preludio Grabe de Coreli (after A. Corelli's Violin Sonata Op. 5, No. 3): Giga
Gaitas

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