Erik Sikkema

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Baroque from Latin-America

 

Ensemble Villancico
Ensemble Villancico
Caprice Records CAP 21658
Media: CD
Total playing time: 55:48
Release date: 2000-03-31

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Musica Ad Rhenum

 

Baroque Music

 Tilman Skowroneck, harpsichord 

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)

EC 3921-2  Order here via e-mail

 
 
 
  Maria Luz Alvarez (soprano) & Lex Eisenhardt (vihuela/baroque guitar)
 
Esteban Daça (1537/38 – 1575?)
14 Songs for Soprano & Vihuela;
José Marin (1619 – 1699)
8 Songs for Soprano & Baroque Guitar. 
Emergo-Classics EC 3928-2

Bedürfte es noch eines schlagenden Beweises für die Behauptung, daß noch viel interessante, qualitätvolle und anrührende Musik von spanischen Komponisten der Renaissance und auch des Barock eine Wiederentdeckung bei uns verdient hätte, diese CD würde ihn zweifellos liefern. Maria-Luz Alvarez ist eine bis hinauf in ganz reine und strahlende Höhen ungemein expressiv, dabei nie über-emphatisch und stets sehr natürlich gestaltende Sängerin, Lex Eisenhardt spielt den Gitarren- bzw- Vihuelapart sehr einfühlsam und (trotz des teilweise eminent hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades der Stücke) überaus genau. Und sowohl Esteban Daça (1537/38- ca. 1575) als auch José Marin (1619-1699) schreiben (vor allem für die Begleitstimme bzw. bei reinen Instrumentalstücken) nicht nur kompositionstechnisch hochwertige Musik, sondern eine Musik voller Klang, Gefühl und Ausdruck. Zumal Marins Fähigkeit, Kunst- und Volksmusik zusammenzuführen, muß man nachgerade bewundern.

Susanne Benda (01.05.2001)

Künstlerische Qualität:

10

Bewertungsskala: 1-10

Klangqualität:

10

Gesamteindruck:

10

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 Lex Eisenhardt (vihuela)
 
 
 
  Lex Eisenhardt (baroque guitar, after A. Stradivarius (1680) built by  Bert Kwakkel.   
 
 
Angelo Michele Bartolotti of Bologna published two books of tablature for the guitar. The first, published    in Florence in 1640, begins with twenty-two passacaglie in as many keys, which are followed by six suites each made up of allemanda, two correnti and sarabanda. The volume closes with a follia set. The second book, which appeared in Rome in the 1650's, contains approximately twenty-five suites by my count, the dance titles in French with but few exceptions. (Both volumes were reissued in facsimile by Minkoff in 1984). Bartolotti moved to France in 1656, and from that point he seems to have been known as a theorbist; in 1669 he published a book on basso continuo for the theorbo, at which point he disappears from history.

For the listener who is used to light and undemanding music from the baroque guitar the seriousness of Bartolotti's writing comes as a surprise. The focus is on plucked rather than strummed textures, and the weightiness of the discourse is what one would expect from the theorbo. Eisenhardt has two earlier release for Etcetera to his credit, Sor on guitar and Narvaez on vihuela. His interpretations are fluent and convincing, the phrases well-shaped, the rhythms of the dances limber, Bartolotti's harmonies and dissonances well-rung. An important addition to the library of the devotee of the plucked string. This listener would be happy to hear more of Bartolotti.

Tom Moore

BARTOLOTTI: Il Secondo Libro di Chitarra: Suites in D Minor, D, G Minor and E Minor. Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar. ETCETERA KTC 1174 [DDD]; 55:35. Produced by Lex Eisenhardt. Recording and editing Erik Sikkema.

 



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