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La Esfera de Apolo

Musica Temprana

Aparicio, Anonymous


Year of release: 2016

Ah del dia, Ah de la fiesta 07:30
1. Duo Aparicio 01:58
2. Recitado Aparicio 00:39
3. Aria Aparicio 03:07
4. Coplas Aparicio 01:45
Sonata Coreliana para tecla I 09:03
5. Pitipie Anonymous 00:49
6. Allegro Anonymous 02:02
9. Grave Quitasol Anonymous 04:14
10. Giga Anonymous 01:56
Por besar de este Fesnix las plantas 01:56
7. Estribillo Aparicio 01:56
Por besar de este Fenix las plantas 03:23
8. Coplas Aparicio 03:23
Jilguerillo sonoro 11:05
11. Duo Aparicio 01:56
12. Recitado Aparicio 00:40
13. Aria Aparicio 03:56
14. Coplas Aparicio 04:32
Sonata III a 2 con organo 08:24
15. Grave Anonymous 02:06
16. Allegro Anonymous 01:21
17. Largo Anonymous 03:20
18. Fuga Giga Anonymous 01:35
Sonata III ? 2 con organo 01:07
19. Minuet Anonymous 01:07
Enigma sagrado 06:29
20. Estribillo Aparicio 02:02
21. Coplas Aparicio 04:26
Ah, de la esfera de Apolo 11:41
22. Duo Aparicio 02:14
23. Recitado Oh! Senora en ti tan sola Aparicio 00:50
24. Aria Aparicio 02:12
25. Recitado Si armado de alas fragiles de cera Aparicio 00:54
26. Aria grave Aparicio 05:30
Al post Comunio 01:22
27. Tocatta Aparicio 01:22
Segun veo el Aparato 03:47
28. X?cara Aparicio 03:47
29. Dolores y Gozos de San Joseph Aparicio 04:26

About this album

Jose de Orejón y Aparicio was the first Latin American-born musician who was appointed in Lima as Kapellmeister. The lives of these forgotten eighteenth-century master coincides with a peak in the cultural development of the Peruvian capital. Orejón represents italianization of music with virtuoso outbursts for violin and vocals. His music is both typical Peruvian with powerful themes, delicate harmonies and energetic rhythms.

Only 19 works by the mestizo priest, organist, singer and composer José de Orejón y Aparicio have been preserved, but these offer quite enough for an understanding of the importance of his music. However, he wrote more works, as an inventory of 1809 recognizes 39 compositions of his. Two decades after his death he was already being referred to as “El Huachano Nebra”, a nickname he earned because of his home town and his talent, comparable with the famous Spanish composer José de Nebra.

This DSD album is the first European recording devoted to the work of the great master of Lima. It comes accompanied by the hope that his name will be associated with the great composers of the period such as Nebra, Literes, José de Torres.

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Musica Dei Donum, febr 2017 (Feb. 2017)

"Programmes with music from the New World mostly focus on the extroverted, and often include the use of percussion. No need for that here: there is no lack of the rhythms which we associate with Spanish and Latin American music but there is also room for intimacy and true expression. That makes this disc pre-eminently suited for repeated listening. It is a treasure you shouldn't miss. "

Luister (Apr. 2017)

"De contrasterende timbres van sopranen Lucia Martin Cartón en Soledad Cardoso zorgen voor extra veel levendigheid bij de toch al vitale ritmiek en beweeglijke melodieën van Orejón. Het speelplezier spat eraf." ==== "The contrasting timbres of sopranos Lucia Martin Cartón and Soledad Cardoso provide much extra vibrancy to the already vital rhythms and moving melodies of Orejón. The fun splash off" - Margaretha Toornstra

Eighteenth-Century Music 16/1, February 2019 (Feb. 2019)

Overall, the recording is very good. The singers, particularly the two sopranos, are excellent and have clear voices that complement each other. They are at home with the Spanish language and the musical styles, and ornament the music elegantly during da capo arias. In my opinion, the two violinists are the highlight of the recording. They stand out by their ability to quickly change styles from languid harmonies in the slower movements of the instrumental works to crisp Italianate rhythms in the arias and duets. They perform with a panache that can be heard even without being seen, and their tuning is crisp. Indeed, the tuning of the ensemble in general is solid, which distinguishes them from many other groups performing South American repertory. Adding the guitar and harp gives the music a distinctly Spanish sound even when the music is predominately Italianate. They do not overpower the delicate blend of styles, though, with unwarranted rasgueado articulations or other markers of Spanish music.

de Volkskrant (Mar. 2017)

Op zijn nieuwste album buigt Musica Temprana zich over het werk van de Peruviaan Jose de Orejon y Apraricio, die kapelmeester was in Lima. Dat hij zo'n positie kon verwerven als man van gemengde afkomst (zijn moeder was indiaans) en dat zijn werk nog in de 19e eeuw werd bestudeerd, geeft aan hoezeer hij werd gewaardeerd. Het kleine oeuvre, er zijn 19 stukken overgeleverd, is gevarieerd en van hoge kwaliteit. Musica Temprana brengt zijn muziek levendig, geloofwaardig en soms nog zeer aangrijpend ook, zoals in de cantate 'Ah, de la Esfera de Apolo'. - Merlijn Kerkhof

Scherzo Magazine (Jul. 2017)

Both singers are magnificent (...) The instrumental parts are played by musicians of the highest level, with violinists Mónica Waisman and Florian Deuter and a continuo that plays with an extraordinary rich timbre and an almost boundless imagination. The interpretation is rich in details, contrasts, vitality and emotions. Hopefully they lead to a further dissemination of the name of this outstanding peruvian composer.' ===== 'Entre las voces, dos magníficas (Soledad Cardoso & Lucía Martín Cartón) (...) El conjunto instrumental lo forman solistas europeos de primerísimo nivel, con Monica Waisman y Florian Deuter en los violines y un continuo de riquísima tímbrica y desbordante imaginación ornamental (Francesco Corti, Robert Smith, Manuel Vilas Rodríguez, Adrian Van Der Spoel). Interpretaciones detallistas, contrastadas, vitalistas, emotivas. Ojalá sirvan para difundir el nombre de un notabilísimo compositor peruano.' - Pablo J. Vayón

Opera Actual (Jun. 2017)

The performance by the Dutch group Música Temprana, conducted by the Argentinean Adrián Rodríguez van der Spoel is fantastic, with brilliant sonority and a transparent sound, counting also with the talent of two sopranos who prove to be experts in the style: Lucía Martín Cartón and Soledad Cardoso, with excellent control of the vocal lines and great capacity for figured singing. To this are added the punctual interventions of the tenor Fernando Guimarães, always accurate. A CD that helps to understand the development of the musical art in Hispanic America.' ==== 'La interpretación a cargo del grupo holandés Música Temprana que dirige el argentino Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel es fantástica, de brilante sonoridad y sonido transparente, contando además con el talento de dos sopranos que demuestran ser expertas en el estilo: Luciá Martín-Cartón y Soledad Cardoso, de excelente control de la línea vocal y gran capacidad para el canto florido. A ello se unen las puntuales intervenciones del tenor Fernando Guimarães, siempre atinadas. Un CD que ayuda a comprender el desarrollo del arte musical en la América Hispana.' - Pablo Mélendez Hadad

Opus Klassiek (Jan. 2017)

Een bijzonder belangrijke, zo niet doorslaggevende factor voor de promotie van deze kostelijke muziek zijn de vocale en instrumentale kwaliteiten van het ensemble: dit is kernachtig samengevat wereldtop. Het is de combinatie van fenomenaal esprit en perfecte balans en stemvoering die deze muziek naar voor mij ongekende hoogten stuwt. Er is in dit musiceren (en daar betrek ik de drie vocalisten uitdrukkelijk bij) zoveel finesse en raffinement te ontdekken dat het niet anders dan adembenemend is. Last but zeker not least is daar die voortreffelijke opname: Tom Peeters heeft er weer een ‘obra maestra' van gemaakt. ======== 'A very important, not to say decisive factor in the promotion of this wonderful music are the vocal and instrumental qualities of the ensemble: these are, in a nutshell, world class. It is the combination of phenomenal esprit, perfect balance and voicing which for me drives this music to unprecedented heights. In this music making (I explicitly would like to involve the three vocalists here) there is so much finesse and sophistication that one can only conclude it's breathtaking.' - Aart van der Wal

Revista Musical Catalana (Mar. 2020)

A joyful recording, Apollonian and high-flying (like the Phoenix and Icarus that Orejón brings up anagogically in one of the songs), interesting because of the lyrics, the music and the excellent performance by the ensemble Musica Temprana, which brings the music to some extent Mestizos like Orejón himself.

Stretto (Mar. 2017)

Worldclass! Particularly striking of this album is the vocal and instrumental qualities of Musica Temprana. They combine a perfect balance with transparent voicing and sophistication. An extraordinarily beautiful CD. Can not be missed! ====== Wereldtop Een bijzonder opvallende eigenschap van deze cd zijn de vocale en instrumentale kwaliteiten van Música Temprana. Ze combineren een perfecte balans met transparante stemvoering en raffinement. Een buitengewoon mooie cd. Niet te missen! - Michel Dutrieu

Pizzicato (Mar. 2017)

‘Musica Temprana’ führt diese lateinamerikanische Barockmusik sehr lebendig und farbig auf

Pizzicato (Mar. 2017)

‘Musica Temprana’ führt diese lateinamerikanische Barockmusik sehr lebendig und farbig auf. - Remy Franck

Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit Rate DSD64
Recording Software Merging
Recording Location Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam Holland
Recording Engineer Tom Peeters
Producer Tom Peeters
Mixing Board Rens Heijnis custom made
Microphones Bruel & Kyaer, Schoeps
Mastering Engineer Tom Peeters
Editing Software Pyramix
Digital Converters dCS