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La Guitarra Española: The Music of Santiago de Murcia

William Carter

La Guitarra Española: The Music of Santiago de Murcia

...Gramophone Editor's Choice
CKD 288 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen Track Price
1
Folias Españolas

Folias Españolas

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
3:11 Play $1.70
2
Prelude

Prelude

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
1:40 Play $1.70
3
Passacalles por la E - a compassillo

Passacalles por la E - a compassillo

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
4:07 Play $1.70
4
Passacalles por la E - a proporcion

Passacalles por la E - a proporcion

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
3:52 Play $1.70
5
Suite (after Gaspar Sanz, 1675)

Suite (after Gaspar Sanz, 1675)

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
Guest Artist Susanne Heinrich
7:17 Play $3.40
6
Zarembeques, o Muecas

Zarembeques, o Muecas

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
Guest Artist Susanne Heinrich
2:33 Play $1.70
7
Canarios

Canarios

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
3:45 Play $1.70
8
Passacalles por la B - a compassillo

Passacalles por la B - a compassillo

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
5:09 Play $3.40
9
Cumbees

Cumbees

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
Guest Artist Susanne Heinrich
4:14 Play $1.70
10
Passacalles por la D - a compassillo

Passacalles por la D - a compassillo

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
5:09 Play $3.40
11
Passacalles por la D - a proporcion

Passacalles por la D - a proporcion

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
3:38 Play $1.70
12
Marionas por la B

Marionas por la B

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
4:13 Play $1.70
13
Preludio Grabe de Coreli

Preludio Grabe de Coreli

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
Guest Artist Susanne Heinrich
2:55 Play $1.70
14
Giga de Coreli

Giga de Coreli

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
Guest Artist Susanne Heinrich
3:02 Play $1.70
15
Gaitas

Gaitas

Composer Santiago de Murcia
Soloist William Carter
4:04 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 59 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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La Guitarra Española is the second solo album from William Carter. This recording explores the fascinating music of Spanish guitar legend Santiago de Murcia who successfully fused the popular and art music of the early 1700s.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

Editor's Choice

 'Editor's Choice' Gramophone

 

 

4 Stars 'It's a wonderful recital, glistening with jewels from the 18th-century...' The Times

'Obtain this disc without delay.' International Record Review

'...subtlety and beauty in such perfect proportion.' Financial Times

'His music ranges from simple dance tunes to complex variations requiring considerable dexterity.' Early Music Review 

 

A major figure in the Spanish guitar music scene Santiago de Murcia succeeded in the fusion of popular and art music; an accomplishment that eluded his predecessors. His wonderfully varied body of work combines fully composed versions of Spanish, West African and even New World folk songs with fresh arrangements of music from influential figures such as Arcangelo Corelli. However, perhaps his most significant and intriguing contribution to Spanish music was his role in the development of the popular and controversial dances the Zarembecques, o Muecas and Cumbees.

When first brought to the attention of the authorities the dances succumbed to an official ban which was issued by the Inquisition in 1716. Appalled by the '...lewd actions, lascivious displays and indecent and provocative shaking' they were eager to suppress these dances which were riddled with sexual undertones and risked tainting the 'souls of the Christian community'.

In contrast to his contribution to the rise of these scandalous and immoral dances the composer also produced many beautiful transcriptions and compositions. In La Guitarra Española William Carter successfully merges Murcia's controversial materials with these charming works and consequently presents an exciting and unique recording. The guitarist creates an original sound delivered by the sensitive interpretations and innovative arrangements which include a guest appearance on the bass line by fellow Palladian Trio musician Susanne Heinrich.  

View the booklet in full here.

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Spanish Society Quarterly Review
"Beautiful"
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Lute News
"...this is the most attractive recording of Murcia's music to have come my way for a long time."
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ABC Spain
5 Stars
Another outstanding review for La Guitarra Española
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
Very highly recommended.
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Goldberg
4 Stars
Great review from the Spanish publication (Spanish)
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AllMusic.com
...nothing less than perfect...
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Hi-Fi & Musik
5 Stars
"Vårdat och kärleksfullt ger han musiken guldkant."
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Gramophone
Gramophone Editor's Choice
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OpusHD.net (French)
5 Stars
Highest commendations from the French website
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The Herald
3 Stars
Baroque music for a summer afternoon, with an intimacy that draws you in.
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MusicWeb-International
Recording of the Month!
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BBCi
This is real summer listening, conjuring up warmer climes than here...
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Atlanta Audio Society
These performances all sound so vital, they successfully avoid the common pall of lifeless "authenticity."
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Early Music Review
His music ranges from simple dance tunes to complex variations requiring considerable dexterity.
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Classic FM Magazine
A good review for the acclaimed album
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International Record Review
...obtain this disc without delay.
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Financial Times
...subtlety and beauty in such perfect proportion.
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The Times
4 Stars
It's a wonderful recital, glistening with jewels from the 18th-century...
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
...full of passion and surpassing beauty...
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MusicalPointers.co.uk
Recommended.
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High Fidelity Poland
4½ Stars
Excellent review from the Polish audiophile publication
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
This whole disc is an effusion of passion, flavoured with Mediterranean sunshine.
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16 May 2017 to 16 May 2017
England, London
Barbican, london England United Kingdom
Ariodante Tour with The English Concert and Joyce DiDonato

18 May 2017 to 18 May 2017
Europe
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France Europe
Ariodante Tour with The English Concert and Joyce DiDonato