Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boccherini - Fandango & Musica Notturna di Madrid - Savall, Le Concert des Nations



Boccherini - Fandango & Musica Notturna di Madrid -
Savall, Le Concert des Nations

Orchestral | Eac, Ape, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 341 MB
February 14, 2006 | Alia Vox| RapidShare


This is a recording definitely not to be missed and Boccherini truly is a talented and amazing composer in his own right.

The Quintet for Guitar that starts the disc includes Boccherini's famous Fandango as a third movement with a charming Pastorale and Allegro maestro making up the first two movements. The Symphony op. 37, in four movements, was composed shortly after Boccherini's second marriage and is in the key of D minor giving the music a stormy aspect. The symphony is much like those of Haydn but has an Italian perspective. The Symphony in A major (1782) is in three movements, lacking a minute, and is skillfully composed, reminding me of the Neapolitan symphonies of Alessandro Scarlatti etc. The Quintet (Night Music of the Streets of Madrid) from 1780 is an unusual composition recalling the gaiety and bustle of the capital of Spain. The quintet begins with the strings mimicking the sound of church bells followed by a series of dances until a local garrison sounds Retreat, marking the midnight curfew. Anyone who has seen the film Master and Commander will recognize the Passa calle movement from the film; it is beautifully played here, filled out by the full complement of strings. An enchanting disc.


CD Content

Quintetto No. 4 In Re Maggiore "Fandango" Per Corda E Chitarra (G. 448)
Sinfonia In Re Minore A PiĆ¹ Strumenti Obbligati Op. 37, No. 3 (G. 517)
Sinfonia In La Maggiore Op. 35, No. 3 (G. 511)
Quintetto In Do Maggiore La Musica Notturna Delle Strade Di Madrid Op. 30, No. 6 (G. 324)

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