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Arca de Musica: International Music in New Spain, Vol. 2


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Meridian Records   Catalog #: 84646  
Composer:  Johann Christian BachKarl Friedrich AbelFranz Xaver RichterAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Rafael Sanchez GuevaraEunice PadillaMaría Díez-CanedoEloy Cruz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara México
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 second volume contains "fashionable" late 18 c. instrumental music mentioned in the probably oldest catalogue of a music store in America, owned by Padre José Fernández de Jáuregui. The more than 400 Read more authors included in the repertoire are mostly German/English, French and Spanish composers, with some Italian and local composers. La Fontegara's selection includes J. C. Bach, F. X. Richter, C. F. Abel, F. Devienne, Luis Misón and fortepiano solo Sonata quinta del señor Aydem, belonging to Quaderno Mayner Mexican manuscript. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 2: No. 2 in G Major by Johann Christian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara México
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
2.
Sonatas (6) for Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 6: no 3 in E minor by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Rafael Sanchez Guevara (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara México
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; London, England 
3.
Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord, Flute/Violin and Cello: no 2 in G major by Franz Xaver Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara México
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1764 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 5, "Señor Aydem" by Anonymous
Performer:  Eunice Padilla (Fortepiano)
5.
Sonata for 2 Flutes in G Major by François Devienne
Performer:  María Díez-Canedo (Flute), Eloy Cruz (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
6.
Sonata for Flute in A Minor by Luis Misón
Performer:  María Díez-Canedo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Fontegara México
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 

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