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Forma Antiqva plays Baroque Dance Music
Forma Antiqva: Aarón Zapico (harpsichord, organ), Pablo Zapico (baroque guitar) & Daniel Zapico (theorbo)
The three brothers Aarón Zapico, Daniel Zapico and Pablo Zapico play Baroque dances as their private music at home. Modelled after the Concerto delle Donne of famous Italian composer Francesca Caccini, the three Zapicos name this programme Concerto Zapico (keyboard and plucked instruments). Their main interest is it to revive 17th and 18th century (not only Spanish) dance repertoire. Their programme combines rarities with well known pieces and presents a range of spirited Fandangos, Pavans, Caponas (the Spanish Chacony) and Españoletas by Domenico Scarlatti, Diego Ortiz, José de Nebra, Santiago de Murcia, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger.
Recorded at Sala de Cambra, Fundació Auditori Palau de Congressos, Girona, Spain, June 2010
Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.
La Guitarra Espanola
The Music of Santiago de Murcia
“La Guitarra Espanola” continues William Carter’s fascinating exploration of little-known baroque guitar repertoire. Carter’s second solo release cheerfully champions the dances of Spanish guitar giant Santiago de Murcia, which were banned and deemed ‘obscene and offensive’ in their day for inspiring lascivious behaviour. Luckily the ban did not eradicate the music completely.
“Santiago de Murcia (1682-1732) was the last, and possibly greatest, Spanish exponent of the five-course Baroque guitar, his music achieving a perfect balance between the strummed and plucked styles that were prevalent at the time. Throughout, Carter somehow conjures up the sights and sounds of a bygone age with the mastery of a real dramatist, counterbalancing flurries of overlapped scales, energetic strumming and virtuoso trills with the richness and warmth of the more reflective passages…Quite simply it contains some of the finest Baroque guitar playing you'll ever hear” Gramophone Magazine, August 2007
“Carter has given us de Murcia’s full stylistic and international range on this wonderful CD...De Murcia’s music, by turns sultry and playful, is brought to life by Carter’s light, dextrous, precise yet relaxed playing. This is real summer listening, conjuring up warmer climes than here.” Charlotte Gardner, bbc.co.uk, 1st January 2007
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.
Santiago de Murzia: Passacalles y Obras de Guitarra
William Waters (baroque guitar)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.