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Hespèrion XX & XXI, Jordi Savall - Ministriles Reales (2009)

7-01-2016, 07:00
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Ministriles Reales
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: Alia Vox
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Total Time: 02:15:48
Total Size: 686 Mb


CD 1:
01. Anónimo - La Spagna (basse dance)
02. Anónimo - Dit le Bourguynon
03. Juan del Enzina - Quedate, Carillo (villancico)
04. H. van Ghizeghem - De tous biens plaine (Chanson)
05. Anónimo - Collinetto
06. Anónimo - In Exitu Israel
07. Johannes Cornago - Basse danse: Mappa mundi
08. Anónimo - Chiave, chiave (toccata instrumental)
09. Enrique - Pues con sombra de tristura (villancico)
10. Anónimo - Buenas nuevas de alegria (villancico)
11. Anónimo - Si de vos mi bien (villancico)
12. Anónimo - El cervel mi fa
13. Ramos de Pareja - Mundus Et Musica (Canon Perpetuum)
14. Belmonte - Glosa sobre 'Nunca fue pena mayor'
15. H. de Xerés - No tenga nadie sperança (villancico)
16. Juan Urrede - Muy triste será mi vida (villancico)
17. Anónimo - Propinan de Melyor
18. Anónimo - Fantasia
19. Francisco de la Torre - Danza alta
20. Anónimo - Estas noches a tan largas (villancico)
21. Garci Sánchez de Badajoz - O desdichado de mi (villancico)
22. Juan Ponçe - Ave color vini clari
23. Gabriel - A sombra de mis cabellos
24. J. de Triana - Quien vos dio tal señorio? (villancico)
25. Anónimo - Un niño nos es nacido (villancico)
26. Carlo Verardi - Viva el gran Re Don Fernando
27. Josquin des Prés - Vive le Roy
28. Josquin des Prés - La Spagna, a 5

CD 2:
01. Juan del Enzina - Mortal tristura me dieron (villancico)
02. Anónimo - Diferencias sobre las vacas
03. Clement Janequin - Pavana 'La Battaglia' per sonar
04. Pedro Guerrero - La Moresca
05. Diego Ortiz - Passamezzo Moderno III, 1553
06. Diego Ortiz - Romanesca VII
07. Antonio de Cabezón - Tiento III Primer tono
08. Francisco Guerrero - Glosas sobre 'Hermosa Catalina'
09. Román - O voy
10. Anónimo - Buelbe tus claros ojos (villancico)
11. Antonio de Cabezón - Diferencias sobre 'La Dama le demanda'
12. H. de Cabezon - 'Susana un jur' (Glosa)
13. Lluis del Milà - Pavana, Gallarda
14. Lluis del Milà - Fantasia VIII
15. Orlando di Lasso - Jam lucis orto sidere
16. S. Aguilera de Heredia - Ensalada
17. Antonio de Cabezón - Himno XVI
18. F. Correa de Arrauxo - Batalla de Morales
19. Orlando di Lasso - Omnes de Saba venient
20. S. Aguilera de Heredia - Tiento de Batalla
21. Orlando di Lasso - Alme Deus, qui cuncta tenes
22. Joan Cabanilles - Batalla Imperial

AliaVox's Ministriles Reales is a sprawling, two-disc survey of secular music heard in the Spanish royal courts between the middle of the fifteenth century up to the end of the seventeenth. Led by Jordi Savall and performed by musicians drawn from both Hespèrion XX and XXI, it includes a number of pieces Savall has recorded before for AliaVox, but there doesn't seem to be any recycling of recorded performances already released. There are a great many anonymous pieces included, and while these rub shoulders with "name" composers, it is clearly the literature and instrumentation and that drives this project and not the personalities of any individual figures represented in the collection. The sound quality is superb, and the Super Audio CD format underscores just how good these recordings are; they are startlingly lifelike and detailed.
From the outset, one might ask how this set could be anything but terrific. This is Savall's favorite repertoire and he maintains a close and harmonious relationship with the musicians in these ensembles. Savall certainly knows his instruments; in a sense, all of these pieces are "arranged" in that many survive only in keyboard versions, intabulations, or sources as scant as a single monophonic line; Savall has put considerable thought into just what combination of instruments will sound good with each piece, whether or not the use of percussion is appropriate and how to achieve the pseudo-orchestral texture he aims for in certain pieces. That said, as an album Ministriles Reales is not as appealing as it might be as Savall tends toward slow tempi in most of the things represented; there are long, successive strings of slow tracks that can weave the listener into an unrelieved state of somnolence and one really starts to want Savall to pick up the pace somewhere. One begins to question whether some of these "dances" could have been taken at a more dance-like tempo; it's just that the more languid, ethereal approach sounds prettier on the period instruments being played and given Savall's consummate expertise in the realm of instruments one cannot blame him for wanting to shoot for what sounds best. Ultimately, though, Ministriles Reales ends up being a lot of work for the listener.
If one is already well-disposed to Savall and his usual modus operandi, Ministriles Reales might well fit the bill without seeming particularly outstanding from the rest of his AliaVox output, and there are certainly individual pieces within this collection that come off well and provide enjoyment. While one cannot altogether condemn Ministriles Reales, its relative lack of variety over long stretches of the time it occupies conversely makes it difficult to praise.

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gibheid   User offline   8 January 2016 08:30

Thanks tirexiss.

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mondzeichen   User offline   9 January 2016 13:43

Thank You so very much!

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tiger   User offline   17 January 2016 16:13

Thanks a lot.

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