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Al alva Venid: Secular Music from the Spanish Renaissance / Almajano, Ensemble la Romanesca


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 80203  
Composer:  AnonymousLuis de NarváezJuan del EnzinaDiego Ortiz,   ... 
Performer:  Marta Almajano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is another crucial Glossa recording of the mid 90's brought back to life. Ensemble La Romanesca's Al Alva Venid covers some essential Spanish Renaissance repertory with an all-stars line-up, in a set of interpretations which have set deep marks and are absolute references: here is Marta Almajano in her best singing moment, here is Paolo Pandolfo confirming his superior artistry, here are Juan Carlos de Mulder and Pedro Estevan in ''de luxe'' supporting roles, and of course here is Jose miguel Moreno, the man who has probably been the finest translator of Renaissance secular Spanish music onto record of the last three decades. Here is another crucial Glossa recording of the mid 90's brought back to life. Ensemble La Romanesca's Al Alva Venid covers some essential Spanish Renaissance repertory with an all-stars line-up, in a set of interpretations which have set deep marks and are absolute references: here is Marta Almajano in her best singing moment, here is Paolo Pandolfo confirming his superior artistry, here are Juan Carlos de Mulder and Pedro Estevan in ''de luxe'' supporting roles, and of course here is Jose miguel Moreno, the man who has probably been the finest translator of Renaissance secular Spanish music onto record of the last three decades. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Al alva venid by Anonymous
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Written: 15th Cent 
2.
L'amor, dona, ch'io te porto by Anonymous
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
3.
Rodrigo Martínez by Anonymous
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
4.
Paseavase el rey Moro by Luis de Narváez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
5.
Más vale trocar by Juan del Enzina
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
6.
Si habrá en este baldrés? by Juan del Enzina
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
7.
Qu'es de ti, desconsolado? by Juan del Enzina
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
8.
Oy comamos y bebamos by Juan del Enzina
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
9.
Recercada no 5 by Diego Ortiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
10.
Recercada no 4 by Diego Ortiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
11.
Recercada no 2 by Diego Ortiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
12.
En la fuente del rosel by Juan Vasquez
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
13.
Con que la lavare by Juan Vasquez
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
14.
De los álamos vengo, madre by Juan Vasquez
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
15.
Tant que vivray en aage florissant by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
16.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Si me llaman a mi by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
17.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Isabel, perdiste la tu faxa by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
18.
Recercada no 3 by Diego Ortiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
19.
Recercada no 7 by Diego Ortiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
20.
De Antequera sale el moro by Miguel de Fuenllana
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1554; Spain 
21.
La mañana de San Juan by Diego Pisador
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
22.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Romanesca o Guardame las vacas by Alonso de Mudarra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
23.
A los maytines era by Anonymous
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1500; Spain 
24.
Niña y viña by Anonymous
Performer:  Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble La Romanesca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Spain 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Welcome Reissue May 14, 2018 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Al alva venid was originally released in 1995. The release sounds just as good now as it did then. Soprano Marta Almajano sings with a honeyed tone that blends beautifully with the vihuela and renaissance guitar. They're played by Jose Miguel Moreno, one of the masters of early stringed instruments. His sensitive phrasing makes every piece a polished gem. The program covers a variety of Spanish Renaissance music. Composers Diego Ortiz and Juan del Enzina are well-represented, and there's a mixture of often-performed and lesser-known works. Overall the recording delivers a warm, smooth sound. But that doesn't mean it's bland. The Ensemble La Romanesca performs with a restrained energy that makes this music sound vital and alive. Al alva venid remains one of the best collections of Renaissance Spanish music. I'm glad to see it back." Report Abuse
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