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Sebastian Durón
Salir el Amor del Mundo
“Love Leaves the World”
(Cupid's Final Folly)

El Mundo
Richard Savino, Director

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Spanish Vocal Music of the 17th & 18th centuries

Seventeenth-century Spain is a country of illusion and contradiction.   Having been defeated by the British in 1588, Spain's rulers treaded a fine line between presenting an image of strength at home while dealing with severe blows to its empire.   The dichotomy presented by this coexistence of fantasy and reality is nowhere more clearly demonstrated than in the Hapsburg court, ruled by Philip IV and immortalized through the paintings of Velázquez and the writings of Cervantes.   The image presented is one of serenity and order while the reality is crisis and calamity.   Such situations are the basis for great theatre.   And in seventeenth century Madrid, the theatre flourished and the zarzuela was born.

Originally named after Philip IV's hunting retreat outside of Madrid, where some of the earliest productions took place, the zarzuela evolved at approximately the same time as did Italian opera, and shares a number of characteristics with its musical cousin.   Both consist of numerous vocal solos, ensembles and choruses accompanied by basso continue.   The instrumental forces were also similar to those that one might find in an opera by Peri or Monteverdi, two or three violins, an occasional cornetto and an elaborate continue section.   More intriguingly, according to noted seventeenth-century Spanish scholar Louise Stein, these works were often performed with only female casts in order to satisfy the Madrid court's taste for “girlie shows,” featuring the actresses and singers who provided erotic servicing for their masculine needs.

Richard Savino


Jennifer Ellis Kampani - Cupid (Amor)
Karen Clark - Diana/Morpheus (Morreo)
Nell Snaidas -Jupiter (Jove)
Ann Moss - Apollo (Apolo)/Zagala (shepherd)
Erica Schuller - Mars (Marte)

Richard Savino - (a) Baroque Guitar, (b) Theorbo
John Schneiderman - (c) Baroque Guitar, (d) Archlute
Daniel Zuluaga - (e) Baroque Guitar, (f) Theorbo
Paul Shipper - (g) Baroque Guitar

Soprano: Phoebe Jevtovich
Bass: Paul Shipper
Trumpet (clarin): Kathryn Adducci
Harpsichord: Avi Stein
Percussion: Kent Reed, Paul Shipper
Viola da gamba: John Dornenburg, William Skeen (Luceros y Flores)
Violone: John Dornenburg
Violins: Adam LaMotte principal, Lisa Grodin, Aaron Westman
Cello: William Skeen

  1) Seguidillas - José Nebra

Salir el Amor del Mundo - Sebastian Durón {1660-1716)
  2) ¡Muera Cupido! (Musica) (b,c,e)
  3) Dorada luziente esfera (Diana, Musica) (a,c,f)
  4) Y ya que en la selba (Apolo, Mars, Jupiter) (b,c,e)
  5) ¿Qué importa que airada? (Musica, Zagala) (a,c,f)
  6) Sosieguen descansen (Amor) (b,c,e)
  7) Descanse el Amor (Morfeo) (b,d,e)
  8) Del Amor los arpones rompa mi seño (Diana, Apolo, Mars, Jupiter) (a,c,e)
  9) ¿Qué horror? (Amor) (a,c,f)
10) ¡Huye, huye cobarde! (Diana, Amor, Musica) (a,c,f)
11) De cuantos yerros forjó (Musica) (a,d,e)
12) Temores, ¿qué ruido es este? (Amor) (a,d,e)
13) Pues vibre la cuerda (Jupiter) (a,g)
14) ¿Dónde vas, cobarde? (Mars, Amor) (b,c,e)
15) ¡Eso no cobarde! (Apolo) (c, e)
16) ¡Ay de mi! (Amor) (b,c,e)
17) En el cóncavo profundo (Musica) (b,c,e)

18) Luceros y flores - Juan Hidalgo (1614 1685) - Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano

19) Ojos pues me dedeñais - José Marin (1619-1699) - Nell Snaidas, soprano

20) Xacara de Clarin - Juan Hidalgo (1614-1685) - Paul Shipper, bass

21) Ay que si - Juan Hidalgo (1614-1685) - Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano

22) Aquella sierra nevada -José Marin (1619-1699) - Erica Schuller, soprano

23) Fandango - Santiago de Murcia (l685-c.l732)/Anonymous/Antomo Soler (1729-1783)

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