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Bolivian Baroque vol. 1

Bolivian Baroque vol. 1

January 30, 2007

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Label: Channel Classics Records
  • Copyright: 2007 Channel Classics Records
  • Total Length: 1:15:14
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  • ASIN: B000QZY3KW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,379 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew Manasse on February 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you like baroque music, it's a delight to hear this unexpected music from South America.

Good quality sound

The DVD is interesting in filling in details of the history, the area and how the CD was produced.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 17, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I think this is an absolutely terrific disc. It's not the most obvious thing to buy but I gave it a try because I love Florilegium's other recordings and I'm delighted that I did. I had a slight worry that it was a bit of a sort of politically correct recording of not very good music, but I was completely wrong. The music presented here is full of melody and harmonic richness and has a real depth to it. The vocal works are particularly good, and if I had been told that some of them were by Vivaldi or even Handel I would have believed it.

The performances are uniformly excellent. Florilegium and the Bolivian singers treat this music seriously but don't overburden it with solemnity and they give it their all, playing and singing with terrific verve, lovely delicacy and genuine tenderness as appropriate. One would expect real excellence from virtuosi like Ashley Solomon and Kati Debretzeni, but all the musicians are excellent and the four Bolivian singers are fantastic. The disc is a joy from start to finish and with excellent notes, attractive presentation and a fascinating DVD it's a really good package all round. Very warmly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frans A. Van Liere on January 6, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Florilegium offers a stunningly fresh and sparkling performance of this unique and hitherto unknown music. I was blown away. The DVD is somewhat slow in pace, but offers interesting background to the performances.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Soledad Sánchez Bueno on July 21, 2006
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Dentro de la aún acotada discografía que existe sobre música colonial, los trabajos sobre este repertorio que provienen del norte de Europa son los mejor interpretados, más creativos y de mejor calidad. Este disco no es una excepción. A diferencia de la mayoría de los trabajos realizados desde Latinoamérica que tienden a reunir música de toda América del Sur o, en todo caso, por países (hay que tener en cuenta que la actual división política nada tiene que ver con la administración colonial), el criterio bajo el cual se seleccionó el repertorio responde a una motivación real: música que se encontró y pudo ser interpretada en las Misiones Chiquitanas y Moxos en Bolivia.

Es el resultado de un riguroso trabajo cooperativo entre un musicólogo, Piotr Nawrot, y un conjunto de gran trayectoria profesional, Florilegium Musicum, al cual se añadieron cuatro cantantes provenientes de Bolivia con la intención de aportar cierto "nativismo" a la interpretación. De todos modos, éste rasgo (el nativismo) no llega a vislumbrarse en la interpretación ya que la misma no logra alejarse mucho de una visión europeísta del repertorio.

Las obras presentadas en el disco representan una verdadera novedad, ya que en su mayoría fueron grabadas por primera vez en este proyecto.

Una de las cosas más interesantes es el "plus" o premio final que es el reslutado de una improvisación realizada en los ensayos con sikus, guitarra y bajo.

Se agradece especialmente la incorporación de un DVD en el que se exponen detalles del montaje discográfico y de la investigación que se llevó a cabo para su realización.
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