Conductor: Josep Cabré
FRANCISCO GUERRERO 1528-1599 GUERRERO AND THE CULTURE OF SEVILLE "No prince in the world has a city in which, in as small a space as that which runs from the Alcayzería to the Xeres gate (no more than 900 steps), there are to be found so many and such sumptuous buildings and other houses, where so much gold and silver is kept, and such high rents are charged, or that has as its citizens such rich and wealthy merchants, besides many other grand and excellent things , thus Alonso Morgado described, in 1587, the city of Seville. During the 16th Century, Seville...+ info
Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Conductor: Dominique Vellard, director
RODRIGO DE CEBALLOS Rodrigo de Ceballos came from a musical family which had been very active in Burgos Cathedral throughout the 16th century. His father, Juan de Ceballos, entered the cathedral as a singer in 1532; and his elder brother, Francisco, was chapel master. Juan left Burgos around 1533, apparently bound for America. In 1536, he was in Venezuela, where he was a chapel master, though few further details of his career have come to light. The route to America passed through Andalusia. But little is known for certain about his journey through this region either (in 1524, a si...+ info
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
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