This page lists all recordings of Folias, by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Tromba Hispanica: Battallas y Canciones
Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin, Plietzsch
This CD features 17th century music for the Spanish Court trumpets and the pieces also use timpani, theorbo, baroque guitar, organ and percussion. Included are works by Kapsberger, Sanz and de Murcia. In these performances, we are given a small but dazzling glimpse of the high culture of the trumpeters’ art on the Iberian Peninsula.
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
La Guitarra Española
José Miguel Moreno (vihuela, baroque guitar, classical-romantic guitar, post-romantic guitar)
There is no question of José Miguel Moreno being anything other than the leading Spanish specialist in historical plucked string instruments. As a concert performer, researcher, builder and collector of instruments and co-founder of the Glossa label, Moreno has, over the last 30 years, been the guiding beacon for a number of succeeding generations of guitarists and lutenists the world over. Glossa was the label for which he recorded two of his now legendary programmes, La Guitarra Española (1536-1836) and La Guitarra Española (1818-1918). These had previously been deleted but Glossa are now bringing them back as a double set.
Moreno plays a range of instruments made either by Lourdes Uncilla or by himself in order to infuse with a new vitality the fundamental repertories in the history of the guitar as bequeathed by the vihuelists Narváez, Milán and Mudarra, then later composed by figures such as Francisco Guerau, Santiago de Murcia and Gaspar Sanz, and subsequently through the romantic scores of Fernando Sor and Johann Kaspar Mertz. Tárrega and Llobet, the great masters of post-Romanticism, close this survey striding with infinite musicality across the most representative compositions of four centuries of the Spanish guitar. This special edition marks, as well, the departure point of a new process of collaboration between José Miguel Moreno and the label which he helped to create, with brand new recordings being planned, which will appear from the autumn of this year onwards.
(also available to download from $21.75)
Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days. (Available now to download.)
Flow My Tears
a baroque collection
Lacrimae Ensemble (performed on historical instruments)
A glorious baroque collection, full of famous melodies in their original form with virtuoso variations. The famous composition of John Dowland Flow my Tears forms the main theme from this recording. Also featured are composers such as Gibbons, Ortiz and Falconieri, making a delightfully varied and coherent programme.
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.
La Preciosa - The Guitar Music of Gaspar Sanz
Gordon Ferries (baroque guitar)
Gordon Ferries visits the music of seventeenth-century Spain’s fiery streets.
It was a time when the five-course guitar engendered a sense of abject horror in the morally inclined on account of its associations with popular ballads, taverns, criminality, sensuality and in particular with dancing. Ferries evokes the period with panache and breathtakingly virtuosic flair.
“Stylish and accessible baroque from an exponent whose star is in the ascendant.” – Classical Guitar, March 2004
“Sanz’s music exudes Spanish fire from every pore, and it is this exotic but nebulous quality that Ferries captures to perfection” Early Music Review
“Ferries achieves an astonishing array of moods and emotions…at once crisp, stylish, and fun. This is a disc to listen to again and again” Early Music America
Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.
Spanish Guitar Music
(also available to download from $11.00)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)
La Guitarra Española (1536-1836)
Music for vihuela, baroque guitar and romantic guitar
Virtuoso guitar music of C17th on period instruments
This ‘original instruments’ CD of C17th virtuoso guitar music shows the baroque guitar as a solo instrument equal to its competitor at the time, the lute. The music is courtly and yet infused with Spanish passion. Many of these works are unique to this CD and provide an excellent opportunity for the instrument’s widely varying textures and styles of playing to be enjoyed.
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.
Four centuries of Spanish guitar
Alirio Diaz (guitar)
I Solisti di Zagreb, Antonio Janigro
Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days.