Hesperion XX – El Barroco Espanol

26 Apr

This album contains a selection of Spanish secular music from the baroque period. The ensemble is small and intimate with Montserrat Figueras, soprano, together with a fine quartet of musicians: Ton Koopman on harpsichord, Hopkinson Smith on guitar and theorbo, Christophe Coin, on viol, and, of course, Jordi Savall on viol as well.. The pieces are almost all scored differently, ranging from solo harpsichord pieces (the Toccata and Gallarda by Cabanilles), to pieces for viol and guitar (Martín y Coll’s Diferencias sobre las Folias, a set of variations on the famous La Folia theme), to songs with soprano and instruments

Release: DS161f

Source: SQ CD

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS:/DD

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4 Responses to “Hesperion XX – El Barroco Espanol”

  1. Owen Smith July 6, 2013 at 13:09 #

    This is a fantastic recording, both wonderfully played and engineered. I listened to it more than a year ago yet I still recall this clearly. Sadly it seems to be not very popular, it took a year for my uTorrent share ratio for this to creep over 100%.

    If you like Baroque at all or if you’ve never tried it, I encourage you to download this.

  2. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 07:26 #

    Wow, this is great! I love these 70s baroque recordings, wonderful to have one in quad.

    Mattias

  3. OxfordDickie April 26, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Hesperion XX recorded for EMI in the'70's, and two of their albums were quad. The other will follow in due course.

    EMI still holds the rights to these recordings, all of the 'Alia Vox' releases appear to be much more recent

  4. CalouD April 26, 2012 at 16:28 #

    thanks a lot

    didn't know there's quad capture of Hesperion XX.

    Is it from Savall's releases “Aliavox” which are almost all in SACD ?

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