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Donald Macleod explores the fierce debates about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music as a new generation of composers came of age and exotic dance styles were exported.

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

As a new generation of Spanish composers came of age and the influence of Italian forms strengthened, fierce debates raged about what constituted 'proper' Spanish music. Meanwhile, Spain was exporting a wealth of exotic dance styles to the rest of Europe.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Francesc Valls

    Missa "Scala Aretina" (extract)

    Performer: London Oratory Choir Performer: John Hoban (conductor)

    • CRD 3371.
    • 2.
  • Juan de Navas

    Tono de Miserere

    Performer: Marta Almajano (soprano) Performer: Carlos Mena (countertenor) Performer: Pedro Ormazábal (tenor) Performer: Jordi Ricard (baritone) Performer: Al Ayre Español Performer: Eduardo López Banzo (dir)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, DHM 05472 773762.
    • 7.
  • Francisco Guerau

    Marionas & Canario

    Performer: Gordon Ferries (baroque Guitar)

    • Delphian, DCD34046.
    • 1 & 9.
  • Joseph de Torres

    Panal de amor divino

    Performer: Carlos Mena (countertenor) Performer: Al Ayre Español Performer: Eduardo López Banzo (dir)

    • Harmonia Mundi 987064.
  • Antonio Martín y Coll

    Diferencias Sobre Las Folias

    Performer: Jordi Savall (viola da Gamba) Performer: Arianna Savall, (triple harp), Rolf Lislevand (guitar), Adela Gonzalez-Campa (castagnettes)

    • Alia Vox AV9805,.
    • 6.

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