• Agenda Defunctorum

    Juan Vásquez

    Capilla Peñaflorida

    Conductor: Josep Cabré


    THE COMPOSER Juan Vásquez was born in Badajoz around 1510. His first association with music was recorded in 1530 when he gained admission as a chorister at Badajoz Cathedral, where five years later he served as the succentor. Evidence of his musical prowess is that he was engaged as the music master to teach the choirboys in the same year that he was admitted as a chorister. In 1533 he was taken on as the singing instructor to teach not only the choirboys but also the prebendaries. In keeping with the mobility that characterised professional Spanish musicians throughout the Old Regime...+ info

  • Obra para Órgano - Manuel Castillo (1930-2005)

    Manuel Castillo (1930-2005)

    José E. Ayarra, órgano


    Tomás Marco, a great connoisseur of Manuel Castillo’s oeuvre and personality, has defined this Sevillian master as “the Spanish composer of his generation who has served the organ world the most frequently and with the highest quality” (Manuel Castillo, Transvanguardia y Postmodernidad. Málaga 2003: 74). Marco remarks that between a generation of illustrious musicians such as Cristóbal Halffter, Luis de Pablo, Carmelo Bernaola, Antón García Abril and Tomás Marco himself, “it is absolutely certain” that nobody has written o...+ info

  • Juan Manuel de la Puente

    Cantatas y Villancicos

    Al Ayre español

    Conductor: Eduardo López Banzo


    JUAN MANUEL DE LA PUENTE (1692-1753) CANTATAS Y VILLANCICOS   Two factors point to Juan Manuel de la Puente as one of the great choirmasters of Jaén Cathedral: his extensive musical work, largely preserved in the Cathedral itself and the interest shown him by musicologists such as Robert Stevenson who said of him "...a credit to the church of Jaén, may his memory live on to be elevated to the place of preference it deserves..." De la Puente was born in Tomelloso (Guadalajara) in 1692 and died in Jaén itself, in 1753. His early years were spent at his birthplace...+ info



Nuevo Disco: OBRAS PARA VIOLONCELLO Y PIANO. TRÍOS 1 Y 2. MANUEL CASTILLO




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