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The Kingdoms of Castille / Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries

Audio Samples

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sinfonia no 5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor
>Manelli, Francesco : Acceso mio core, ciaconna for ensemble
>Handel, George Frideric : Nó se emenderà jamás, cantata, HWV 140
>Mazzocchi, Virgilio : Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo
>Marín, José : Corazón que en prisión, song
>Anonymous, Spanish : Las Folías
>Hidalgo, Juan : Esperar, sentir, morir
>Falconieri, Andrea : Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)
>Marín, José : No sé yo cómo es, for voice & guitar (continuo)
>Falconieri, Andrea : Brando dicho El Melo
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la cuella
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la mota
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Ausente del Alma
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Oygan una xacarilla
>Aparicio, José de Orejon y : Ah del día
>Arañés, Juan : Parten la galeras, song
>Zipoli, Domenico : San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sinfonia no 5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor
>Manelli, Francesco : Acceso mio core, ciaconna for ensemble
>Handel, George Frideric : Nó se emenderà jamás, cantata, HWV 140
>Mazzocchi, Virgilio : Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo
>Marín, José : Corazón que en prisión, song
>Anonymous, Spanish : Las Folías
>Hidalgo, Juan : Esperar, sentir, morir
>Falconieri, Andrea : Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)
>Marín, José : No sé yo cómo es, for voice & guitar (continuo)
>Falconieri, Andrea : Brando dicho El Melo
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la cuella
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la mota
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Ausente del Alma
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Oygan una xacarilla
>Aparicio, José de Orejon y : Ah del día
>Arañés, Juan : Parten la galeras, song
>Zipoli, Domenico : San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Travel across Europe and even to the New World as we follow the spread of the music of Spain in the 2nd release from early music ensemble El Mundo, directed by world renowned guitarist Richard Savino. An adventure of sound awaits as the Castilian influence reaches throughout Europe and across the Atlantic, bringing with it a musical zest that helped mold music as we know it. Featuring sopranos Nell Snaidas and Jennifer Ellis Kampani, and bass Paul Shipper.

Allmusic.com
El Mundo's polished playing and idiomatic vocals provide enough of the period's flavors to give the curious listener a helpful opening into a rich field of Baroque music that is increasingly being explored by early music groups. The reproduction is clean and focused, and the recording is well-balanced throughout ...

American Record Guide
The El Mundo ensemble demonstrates an engaging assertiveness (for example, the full sound and nice swagger in Falconieri's 'Ciaconna'), and solo violin and baroque guitar shine in the intricate figuration of the anonymous instrumental 'Folia'. Accompanying forces vary in color and size and support the singers very well, with guitar, tambourine, and castanets used effectively... Soprano Nell Snaidas sings with vivid color and abandon in the Castellanos homage to Mary ('Oygan Una Xacarilla') and animates Hidalgo's stophic song 'Esperar Sentir Morir' with suave and passionate seduction. Soprano Jennifer Ellis-Kampani sings the Handel cantata expressively... Compositions fit the theme well, and very fine booklet notes by director and guitarist Richard Savino explain the context and stylistic connections...

Fanfare
All of the music for this and other compendia tends to follow a well-trod path. Generally the accompaniment consists of a variety of plucked instruments and violins, often with an improvised percussion. El Mundo as an ensemble is crisp and clean in performance, with tempos that keep the music alive and rhythmically active. I especially like the guitar playing of Paul Psarras and director Richard Savino; in La Folia the latter provides an equal and resonant foil to Adam LaMotte's distinctive violin, and the former perfectly complements Nell Snaidas's flowing line in José Marín's No se yo como es. This is an excellent disc and it sets itself apart from the other compendia by having a progressive historical program based upon grounds of one sort or another. The sound is crystal-clear, and although from time to time a bit more resonance could be desired, this nonetheless provides probably the best performances of these works to date. If you are seeking new and progressive compositions, this disc probably won't be your cup of tea, but if one is seeking entertaining music, well performed and delightful, you will want to have this.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010).



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>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sinfonia no 5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Manelli, Francesco : Acceso mio core, ciaconna for ensemble
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Nó se emenderà jamás, cantata, HWV 140
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1707

>Mazzocchi, Virgilio : Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Marín, José : Corazón que en prisión, song
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Anonymous, Spanish : Las Folías
  • Performer: Adam Lamotte (Violin)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.

>Hidalgo, Juan : Esperar, sentir, morir
  • Performers: Nell Snaidas (Soprano); William Skeen (Cello)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1650

>Marín, José : No sé yo cómo es, for voice & guitar (continuo)
  • Performer: Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Brando dicho El Melo
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la cuella
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la mota
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Ausente del Alma
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.

>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Oygan una xacarilla
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.

>Aparicio, José de Orejon y : Ah del día
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Arañés, Juan : Parten la galeras, song
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Zipoli, Domenico : San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera
  • Ensemble: El Mundo (Period Instruments)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta