Ostinato - Pachelbel, Ortiz, Et Al / Savall, Hespèrion Xxi

Release Date: 1/8/2002
Label: Alia Vox
Catalog Number: AVX 9820
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Number of Discs: 1

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Includes work(s) by Antonio Falconiero, Francesco Maria Marini, Johann Pachelbel, various composers. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.

Following the astonishing success of the album La Folia, Jordi Savall began an in-depth study of interesting works created around the basso ostinato bass line. The musical journey of Ostinato, covering 150 years and crossing the lenght and breadth of Europe, takes us from the early works of Diego Ortiz to Johann Pachelbel's Canon. This recording gives us insight into two types of composition. On the one hand, there are the richly improvised works which were built around the raw material provided by Ortiz, with the added development of a single-voice part (for viola) - such as Greensleeves to a Ground, Canarios and Gallarda Napolitana. On the other hand, we have those compositions which were constructed along the more elaborate lines of chamber music, allowing a free, uninterrupted interplay among the instruments (Falconiero, Marini, Purcell, Pachelbel).
Ostinato is an anthology which brings together the most representative works of the art of improvisation and of a musical form based on a unique concept of the basso, which is repeated sequentially throughout the compositions.
The multiplicity of solutions developed on the basis of the system which is common to all the works included in the anthology results in a disc full of contrasts, variety, verve and surprise.
Works on This Recording
1. Galliarda napolitana by Antonio Valente
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Eliseo Parra (Tambourine), Pedro Estevan (Tambour), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Guitar)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1576 ; Naples, Italy
2. Passamezzo antico by Diego Ortiz
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Sergi Casademunt (Violone), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
3. Passacalle by Andrea Falconieri
Performer: Bruno Cocset (Cello), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Guitar)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
4. Passamezzo moderno by Diego Ortiz
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Luca Guglielmi (Harpsichord), Pedro Estevan (Tambourine), Sergi Casademunt (Violone), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Vihuela)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
5. Il primo libro di canzone: Ciaccona by Andrea Falconieri
Performer: Bruno Cocset (Cello), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1650 ; Italy
6. Divisions on the Ruggiero bass by Diego Ortiz
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Sergi Casademunt (Violone), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Vihuela)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
7. Trattado de glosas: Recercadas (9) on tenors - no 7 on "La Romanesca" by Diego Ortiz
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Luca Guglielmi (Organ), Luca Guglielmi (Harpsichord), Sergi Casademunt (Violone), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Vihuela)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1553 ; Italy
8. Il terzo libro de varie sonate, sinfonie..., Op. 12: Sonata in G major on an Aria by Ruggiero by Salomone Rossi
Performer: Bruno Cocset (Cello), Michael Behringer (Organ), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Manfred Kraemer (Violin)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1623 ; Mantua, Italy
9. Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op. 22: Passacaglio by Biagio Marini
Performer: Bruno Cocset (Cello), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1655 ; Italy
10. Canarios by Jordi Savall
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Michael Behringer (Organ), Pedro Estevan (Claves), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Guitar)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: 20th Century
11. Ruggiero by Tarquinio Merula
Performer: Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Bruno Cocset (Cello), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
12. Todo el mundo en general by Francisco Correa de Arauxo
Performer: Michael Behringer (Organ), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
13. Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, libro terzo, Op. 12: Ciaccona by Tarquinio Merula
Performer: Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Bruno Cocset (Cello), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1637 ; Italy
14. Sonata in 2 parts by Henry Purcell
Performer: Bruno Cocset (Cello), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), Michael Behringer (Organ), Pablo Valetti (Violin)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; England
15. Three on a Ground by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Bruno Cocset (Cello), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), David Plantier (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
16. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Performer: Michael Behringer (Organ), Bruno Cocset (Cello), Manfred Kraemer (Violin), David Plantier (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
17. Greensleeves to a Ground by Anonymous
Performer: Arianna Savall (Double Harp), Michael Behringer (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Soprano Vla da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo)
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; England
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