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Si me llaman...: The Music of Diego Pisador / El Cortesano

> Salamanca 9 p.m. - Salamanca 9 p.m.
> Si me llaman a mi - Si me llaman a mi
> Quien tuviesse tal poder - Quien tuviesse tal poder
> Fantasia a tres bozes del quarto tono [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552] - Fantasia a tres bozes del quarto tono [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552]
> Endechas de Canaria para que es dama tanto qurereos - Endechas de Canaria para que es dama tanto qurereos
> Partense partiendo yo - Partense partiendo yo
> Y con que la lavare - Y con que la lavare
> Por una vez que mis ojos alce - Por una vez que mis ojos alce
> Fantasia por el quarto tono sobre la sol fa re mi - Fantasia por el quarto tono sobre la sol fa re mi
> Si la noche haze escura [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552] - Si la noche haze escura [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552]
> No me llamen sega la yerba - No me llamen sega la yerba
> O bene mio fam'uno favore - O bene mio fam'uno favore
> Madonna mia fan me von - Madonna mia fan me von
> Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho - Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho
> Lagrime mesti - Lagrime mesti
> Fantasia sin passo ninguno a tres bozes - Fantasia sin passo ninguno a tres bozes
> Passeavase el rey moro - Passeavase el rey moro
> Gentil cavallero - Gentil cavallero
> A quand'a quand'haveva una vicina - A quand'a quand'haveva una vicina
> Sempre me fingo - Sempre me fingo
> En la fuente del rosel - En la fuente del rosel
> Fantasie del sexto tono a quatro - Fantasie del sexto tono a quatro
> Aquellas sierras madre - Aquellas sierras madre
> La Manana de San Juan [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552] - La Manana de San Juan [Libro de musica de vihuela, 1552]
> Si te quitase los hierros - Si te quitase los hierros
> Herida va la garca - Herida va la garca
> Pues te partes y te vas - Pues te partes y te vas

Album Summary

>Sound, Recorded : Salamanca 9 p.m.
>Pisador, Diego : Si me llaman a mi llaman, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Quien tuviesse tal poder, villancico for 3 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Fantasia a tres bozes del quarto tono, for guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Endechas, for voice & vihuela
>Pisador, Diego : Partense partiendo yo, villancico for 3 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Y con que la lavare, villancico for 3 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Por una vez que mis ojos alce, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Fantasia por el quarto tono sobre la sol fa re mi, for guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Si la noche haze escura, villancico for 3 voices
>Pisador, Diego : No me llamen sega la yerba, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : O bene mio fa famme uno favore, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Madonna mia fan me von, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho, romance for voice & guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Lagrime mesti, madrigal for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Fantasia sin passo ninguno a tres bozes, for guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Passeavase el rey Moro, romance for voice & guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Gentil cavallero, dadme ora un beso, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : A quand'a quand'haveva, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Sempre me fingo, villanesca for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : En la fuente del rosel, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Fantasia del sexto tono a quatro, for guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Aquellas sierras madre, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : La manana de San Juan, romance for voice & guitar
>Pisador, Diego : Si te quitase los hierros, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Herida va la garca, villancico for 4 voices
>Pisador, Diego : Pues te partes y te vas, villancico for 4 voices
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Songs and solo music for vihuela and voice from the "Libro de Musica de Vihuela", published by Spanish renaissance composer Diego Pisador in 1552.

"Hernandez-Pastor has a truly beautiful instrument; some of these songs are exquisite. Abramovich's playing is well matched to the hushed quality of this performance...and he has a solid rhythm and clear control over the polyphonic voices...For sheer beauty of the singing and the expressiveness of many of the individual songs, I can recommend this performance."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008).



Reviews

Renaissance Beauty
El Cortesano – SI ME LLAMAN – Carpe Diem

Vocalist, Jose Hernandez-Pastor, and vihuelist, Ariel Abramovich, have provided a real public service in recording rarely heard selections from Diego Pisador’s “Libro de Musica de Vihuela”. Published in 1552, Pisador’s book was a collection of his own compositions drawing on early Spanish poetic forms like ‘romances’ (basically, love songs) and ‘villancicos’ (historic tales of Christians vs. Moors), and instrumental ‘fantasias’.
Though I can’t claim any expertise regarding Renaissance poetry (in any language), I do know beauty when I hear it and both the singing and playing on this recording are stunningly beautiful. Mr. Hernandez-Pastor’s vocals are clear and pitch perfect, while Mr. Abramovich provides sympathetic accompaniment and, on the instrumentals, displays virtuoso technique.
Diego Pisador has been given short shrift in the “official” musical histories; the Grove encyclopedia calls his music 'mediocre' and the Oxford encyclopedia doesn’t bother to mention him at all. One may hope that “Si Me Llaman”, lovingly performed and flawlessly recorded, will begin to change the regard Mr. Pisador’s music is held.
Highly recommended to fans and students of early music, guitarists interested in the Spanish vihuela tradition, and anyone looking for a flat-out gorgeous listening experience.

10 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano


Submitted on 01/10/12 by Oscar O. Veterano 
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Works Details

>Sound, Recorded : Salamanca 9 p.m.
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Pisador, Diego : Si me llaman a mi llaman, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Quien tuviesse tal poder, villancico for 3 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Fantasía a tres bozes del quarto tono, for guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Endechas, for voice & vihuela
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Pártense partiendo yo, villancico for 3 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Y con qué la lavaré, villancico for 3 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Por una vez que mis ojos alce, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Fantasía por el quarto tono sobre la sol fa re mi, for guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Si la noche haze escura, villancico for 3 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : No me llamen sega la yerba, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : O bene mio fa famme uno favore, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Madonna mia fan me von, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho, romance for voice & guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Lagrime mesti, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Pisador, Diego : Fantasía sin passo ninguno a tres bozes, for guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Passeavase el rey Moro, romance for voice & guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Gentil cavallero, dadme ora un beso, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : A quand'a quand'haveva, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Sempre me fingo, villanesca for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : En la fuente del rosel, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Fantasía del sexto tono a quatro, for guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Aquellas sierras madre, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : La mañana de San Juan, romance for voice & guitar
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Si te quitase los hierros, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Herida va la garça, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pisador, Diego : Pues te partes y te vas, villancico for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: El Cortesano
  • Notes: Iglesia de Santa Marìa de la Paz, Sevilla, Spain (10/22/2008-10/27/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance