THE CELLO IN SPAIN

BOCCHERINI AND OTHER 18TH-CENTURY VIRTUOSI

If the history of eighteenth-century cello music and performance in Spain is still waiting to be written, Josetxu Obregón and La Ritirata are bringing us up close to the instrument’s role during that time with their Glossa CD, The Cello in Spain. The selection made by this exciting cellist provides a sample of pieces which undoubtedly would have been heard in Spain during the infancy of the instrument there and in the period leading into the Age of the Enlightenment.

Such was the growing taste for the instrument that many composers and virtuosi came from elsewhere to perform, either passing through the country or settling there for life as did Luigi Boccherini or Domingo Porretti (a Cello Concerto from the latter is performed here). Obregón’s vivid advocacy reaches through to the first native cello school, with music from Pablo Vidal and José Zayas; many of these pieces here are being recorded for the first time. 

THE CELLO IN SPAIN

 

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

1-3. Cello Sonata in C major

 

Giuseppe Antonio Paganelli (1710-c.1763)

4-7. Sonata in A minor

 

Jean-Pierre Duport (1741-1818)

8-10. Cello Sonata in D major

 

Anonymous (second half of 18th century)

11. Adagio from Manuscrito de Barcelona

 

Domingo Porreti (1709-1783)

12-15. Cello Concerto in G major

 

Francesco Paolo Supriano (1678-1753)

16. Toccata prima in G major for cello solo

 

Pablo Vidal (d.1807)

17. Duetto-Andante

 

José Zayas (d.1804)

18. Última lección in B flat major

 

Luigi Boccherini

19. Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D major

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CREDITS

 

LA RITIRATA

Josetxu Obregón | Cello and Artistic Direction

Daniel Oyarzabal | Harpsichord and Organ
Daniel Zapico | Theorbo
Enrike Solinís | Baroque Guitar and Archilute
Sara Águeda | Harp
David "Chupete" | Castañuelas
Lina Tur Bonet y Miren Zeberio | Violins
Daniel Lorenzo | Viola and Violin
Diana Vinagre | Cello
Michel Frechina | Double Bass

Federico Prieto | Sound Engineer

Recorded in Madrid (Real Conservatorio de Música)

December 2014 | (p) & © 2015 NOTE 1 MUSIC

 

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Catalogue: GCD 923103

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