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Santiago de Murcia
La Guitarra Española
"La Guitarra Española" continues William Carter's fascinating exploration of little-known baroque guitar repertoire.
A leading figure in the Spanish guitar music scene Santiago de Murcia succeeded in the fusion of popular and art music; combining 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.
Murcia developed the popular and controversial dances the Zarembeques, o Muecas and Cumbees (the sort of face you make by pulling the corners of your mouth apart and sticking out your tongue), which were banned by the authorities.
A founding-member of the famous Palladian Ensemble, Carter has a deserved reputation as one of the finest baroque guitarists with critically acclaimed performances as an orchestral player, chamber musician and soloist.
William Carter is a member of The Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert and The Palladian Trio and has made many festival appearances followed throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America.
William Carter's passion for the baroque guitar infuses his playing with a freshness and vitality, coupled with faultless technique.
SANTIAGO DE MURCIA (1682-1732)
1. Folias Españolas 3.11|
2. Prelude 1.40
Passacalles por la E
3. a compassillo 4.07
4. a proporcion 3.52
5. Suite (after Gaspar Sanz, 1675) 7.17
La Esfachata de Napoles
La Minona de Cataluna
Clarin de los Mosqueteros
Del Rey Francia
6. Zarembeques, o Muecas 2.33
7. Canarios 3.45|
8. Passacalles por la B
a compassillo 5.09
9. Cumbees 4.14
Passacalles por la D
10. a compassillo 6.06
11. a proporcion 3.38
12. Marionas por la B 4.13
13. Preludio Grabe de Coreli 2.55
14. Giga de Coreli 3.02
15. Gaitas 4.04
William Carter, baroque guitar after Sellas, by Martin Haycock, 1991.|
With Susanne Heinrich - tracks 5, 6, 9 and 13-14, bass viol by Merion Attwood, 1999,
after 17th century English anonymous instrument.
Recorded at St Andrews Church, Toddington, UK : 17th to 19th September 2006
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