Marta Almajano, Soprano
Juan Carlos Rivera, Vihuela
Luys de Narváez "Los seis libros del Delphin" The six books of the Dolphin of music in ciphers for playing the Vihuela. By Luys de Narbaez. Dedicated to the most Illustrious Lord, Don Francisco de los Cobos, Comendador Mayor of León, Adelantado of his Imperial Majesty, and this first book deals with the eight modes for playing on diverse parts of the Vihuela. MDXXXVIII. With Imperial Privilege for Castile & Aragon & Valencia & Catalonia for ten years. Under this title the Granadine vihuelist Luis de Narváez published his book of vihuela mu...+ info
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
Al Turath Ensemble
THE ANDALUSI WASLAH OF ALEPPO, SYRIA WASLAH Awaslah is the performance of up to eight muwashshahát (plural of muwashshaha) in succession together with an instrumental introduction. Common to all sections of such a waslah cycle is the principle maqám row, whereby the combination of pieces can comprises the works of several poets and composers. The muwashshah composition played at the beginning of a cycle may have a longer longer wazn than the muwashsahát that follow. A total of 22 waslát (plural of waslah) are known in Aleppo, each of them named according...+ info
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