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Espanoleta

4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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When most listeners think "Baroque," they probably don't consider the lively 17th-century dance music of Spain. But after hearing Chatham Baroque's Españoleta disc, you'll be hooked. The quartet--aided by the percussion of Danny Mallon and the harp of Becky Baxter--performs works by Diego Fernandez de Huete, Gaspar Sanz, and Ortiz, along with numerous anonymous composers. Though these compositions vary in style (the danzas were composed for nobility, while the bailes were bawdier numbers for the lower classes), they're musically similar and all are gorgeous. Chatham Baroque--Chatham College's Ensemble-in-Residence--perform these pieces with driving rhythms and a great melodic sensibility, and, unlike some early-music ensembles, they never sound clunky. For lovers of early music from Spain, this disc and Jordi Savall's Music from Christian and Jewish Spain should be required listening. --Jason Verlinde
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 13, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B00004T9VA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This CD is Chatham Baroque's continental counterpart to their earlier and equally enjoyable release, "Sol y Sombra: Baroque Music of Latin America". Guest percussionist Danny Mallon provides spicy yet appropriate percussion, while Becky Baxter adds harp to the equation, an instrument highly favored by the Spaniards. Varying rhythms, Hispanic flourishes and the complimentary sounds of castanets and tambourine make this album a standout in the group's repertoire, and downright fun to listen to. Having grown up with much more somber interpretations of Baroque music, I smile every time I hear "Espanoleta!". Continuously. For 64 minutes and 17 seconds. (Hurts a little after a while, but it's worth it.) This is probably my favorite release by Chatham Baroque, though it is difficult to choose between them--they are all wonderful! If you like this CD, you'll also like "Sol y Sombra", as well as two lively recordings by harpist Andrew Lawrence-King and his consort: "Spanish Dances: Selections from `Luz y Norte' by Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz--Madrid, 1677" and "Jacaras!: 18th Century Spanish Baroque Guitar Music of Santiago de Murcia". Becky Baxter, guest harpist on "Espanoleta!", has a solo release from Dorian called "O Lux Beata: Renaissance Harp Music", which is also fun, showcasing a variety of different harps and harping styles with an assortment of guest accompanists.
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...I would strongly suggest queueing up this disc and letting it play-- again and again. It does not get stale!
Chatham Baroque's most engaging quality is the degree of pleasure with which they play their music: they seem to live it and feel it like no other early music group I know. When I listen to them, either in the privacy of my own home or their concert locales, it is the sense that these fine musicians are doing what they love-- and I am enriched by it! The thrill they get playing the music is transmitted to the listening experience.
The performances on this disk are so clear, clean and strong; the addition of the harp and percussion is a wonderful gift-- arranged to perfection-- and everyone gets to shine. This is music for a bright sunshine-filled mid-afternoon; a day when nothing in the world seems wrong.
The wonderful flavor of the Latin style of baroque is something you must hear to believe; the quality of the musicianship will be obvious. Do not hesitate to get yourself a copy-- and I think that if you listen to it on a gloomy, gray day, it would bring the warmth of a crisp sunny day to every room in your house.
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By A Customer on June 13, 2000
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The quality and content from Chatham Baroque just keeps getting better with every release. Esanoleta is lively, fresh and and a welcome addition to my baroque music collection. Scott Pauley has proven himself to be a true virtuoso in Baroque Guitar. A MUST BUY!
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Espanoleta continues Chatham Baroque's performing of Spanish music influenced by New World Indian and West African sources. I liked Sol y Sombra and was very pleased that this CD was filled with equally vigorous and stylish music and is equally satisfactory as a musical program. The distinctive sound of the group is still present, with excellent playing by all. I particularly enjoyed the contributions of the viola da gamba, guitars, harp and percussion. These, together with the violins, make Chatham Baroque's characteristic sound elegant and lively. The addition of the percussion and harp added a musical texture that I liked a lot. I have seen them in concert, and their obvious enjoyment of the music was a great bonus. Here, the high standard of production values at Dorian makes up for the fact that you can't see them digging into the music. You can hear both the distinctive and pleasing musical imagination and the high level of instrumental virtuosity that is characteristic of all their albums.
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By A Customer on July 15, 2000
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This instumental music definitely soothes the soul. It compliments any social occasion. The musicians and composers display great talent and depth in each song.
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Normally, I am not much of a baroque fan. However, this beautiful collection of songs has me listening to the CD in my car, at work, wherever I can. It is intriguing and delightful. I have started giving it as a gift along with a bottle of red Spanish wine - always goes over well. I HIGHLY recommend it.
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This album of Spanish baroque music is bright, cheerful, intricate, and flawlessly performed. The only bad thing about it is that I have to fight the temptation to play it every day! Even people who don't like classical music will love this, so you can use it as background music for dinner parties.
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Baroque music like this was the jazz of its era, and it takes an ensemble like Chatham Baroque to roll up its sleeves and get loose about the pieces. That's why I've been listening to this CD again and again -- I'm always hearing new stuff in it, and the Sanz selection that kicks off the disc is one of my all-time favorites. Don't miss this one!
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