Raquel Andueza soprano, artistic direction – Pablo Prieto violin – David Mayoral percussion – Manuel Vilas harp – Pierre Pitzl baroc guitar – Jesus Fernandez Baena conductor, theorbo
XVIIth Century Spanish dances, with reconstructed melodies by Álvaro Torrente * * *
Famous Spanish folk dances such as the zarabanda, chacona, folia and canario were for a long time prohibited for their obscene and irreverent poetic content. Nevertheless, important exponents of this poetry included renowned Spanish authors such as Cervantes, Quevedo and Lope de Vega. The lyrics have survived the ravages of time, but the music has sadly been lost. Thankfully, the Spanish musicologist Álvaro Torrente has been successful in reconstructing the dances. We are glad to see the celebrated baroque soprano Raquel Andueza and the young baroque ensemble La Galanía helping to bring the dances back.