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Arca de Musica: International Music in New Spain, Vol. 1/ La Fontegara Mexico


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Meridian Records   Catalog #: 84645  
Composer:  AnonymousPietro Antonio LocatelliSantiago de MurciaAntoine Mahaut,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The manuscript sources used for Arca de Musica Vols. 1 and 2, allow us to discover a new world: that of the varied instrumental performance practices in New Spain, which show to have been diverse and dynamic, reflecting the 18th century Mexican society. La Fontegara's interpretation of this music aims to recreate these practices through combining the research of original sources with understanding how music could have sounded in the houses, theaters and palaces of 18 c. Mexico, with creativity and imagination. The first volume is devoted to manuscripts of the 1730-1760 period. The music comes from the Codex Saldivar 4, c. 1732, by guitarist Santiago de Murcia, found in León, Guanajuato, Mexico; the undated notebook with lecciones Read more (solfeggi) by Neapolitan Leonardo Leo and an Anonymous sonata identified with Franco-Flemish composer Antoine Mahaut, both from the Cathedral of Mexico, and the collection XII Sonatas A Solo Flavta e Basso di Pietro Locatelli &... (Mexico, 1759) of sonatas and dances for traverso and continuo kept at the library of the Museo Nacional de Antropología. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dances (5) by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
2.
Sonatas (12) for Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 7 in A Major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
3.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Las penas by Santiago de Murcia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
4.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Gaitas by Santiago de Murcia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
5.
Saldivar Codex no 4: Folias gallegas by Santiago de Murcia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; Spain 
6.
Fustamberg by Santiago de Murcia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
7.
Sonata No. 6 by Antoine Mahaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
8.
Marcha a dúo de Jerusalem by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
9.
Minuet No. 6 by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
10.
Marcha No. 59 by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
11.
Minuet No. 91 by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
12.
Solfeggi (4) by Leonardo Leo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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