Francisco José de CASTRO: Trio sonatas Op. 1 Bologna, 1695

1 CD - Glossa GCD920314
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La Real Cámara
original title: Castro: Trio Sonatas Op.1 / La Real Camera
collection: GLOSSA

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  • The 17th century violinist-composer, Francisco José de Castro, who travelled from his birthplace in Seville to the Northern Italian city of Brescia where he composed chamber music, provides the focus for Emilio Moreno’s latest exploration of the forgotten and ignored in Iberian Baroque.
    Castro’s 'Trattenimenti armonici', Op 1, a set of ten trio sonatas da camera were published in 1695, by which time their composer had earned a deserved reputation for his musicality, especially as a follower of the innovative Arcangelo Corelli (Castro’s first opus was issued by a leading publisher in Bologna). These trio sonatas are the only known Spanish examples from the 17th century.
    The sonatas – consisting of preludes followed by dance movements including those in the French manner – show the young Sevillian embracing the stylus phantasticus and the new violin virtuosity which he would have encountered in Spain (he may have been taught by Italian violinists) but whose full glory was to await him when
    he moved to Brescia.
    The performances from La Real Cámara – being issued by Glossa – here are led by two modern virtuosi skilled in this genre, Emilio Moreno and Enrico Gatti, who are ably supported by Mercedes Ruiz, and Pablo and Aarón Zapico. Emilio Moreno regards Castro as the 'Spanish Corelli', a compliment which is borne out by this elegant and imaginative music, rich in harmonic and melodic ingenuity whilst continuing to be influenced by Francisco José de
    Castro’s 'Spanish Muse'.

    Trattenimenti armonici da camera, opus 1:
    1-4 Sonata Sesta
    5-8 Sonata Nona
    9-12 Sonata Terza
    13-15 Sonata Settima
    16-18 Sonata Decima
    19-22 Sonata Seconda
    23-26 Sonata Ottava
    27-29 Sonata Quinta
    30-34 Sonata Prima
    35-38 Sonata Quarta
  • La Real Cámara

    La Real Cámara:
    Emilio Moreno,
    Enrico Gatti [violins]
    Mercedes Ruiz [cello]
    Pablo Zapico [Baroque guitar & theorbo]
    Aarón Zapico [harpsichord]
  • 1 CD - 0h 57mn 26s
    upc/ean. 8424562203143
    ref. GCD920314
    release date. 2016-06-10

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