Notes & Reviews:
This fascinating programme is an homage to the literary genius from Madrid, Miguel Cervantes, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. Presented here are vocal works by some of the greatest composers of the Spanish Baroque, Marin, Del Vado, Parades, Duron, next to instrumental pieces by way of transition, all linked by extracts from a number of Cervantes' works, each of which evokes, in a variety of manner, the theme and character of the piece that can be heard immediately after it. This is the debut of an exciting new group Luz y Norte, specializing in the research and performance of vocal and instrumental works from the Renaissance and Early Baroque, with a special focus on Spain. The group consists of a tenor, historical harp, viola da gamba and percussion.