A piacere: Music for viola da gamba | Glossa - Platinum GCDP33202

A piacere: Music for viola da gamba

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Label: Glossa - Platinum

Cat No: GCDP33202

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 10th February 2014

Contents

Artists

Fahmi Alqhai (viola da gamba)
Arcangel (voice)
Pablo Martin (caminero, violone, double bass)
Pedro Estevan (percussion)
Agustin Diassera (percussion)
Juan Carlos Rivera (theorbo)
Rami Alqhai (viola da gamba, violotto)
Johanna Rose (viola da gamba)
Ignacio del Valle (viola da gamba)

Works

Alqhai, Fahmi

El canto de los pajaros

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Sonata for solo violin no.2 in A minor, BWV1003
» III Andante

Marais, Marin

La Guitare
Les Voix Humaines

Murcia, Santiago de

Fandango

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de Clavecin
» 14. Les Sauvages

Sainte-Colombe, Monsieur de

Allemande
Les Pleurs
Sarabande. Les Pleureux

Sanz, Gaspar

Canarios
Marizapalos
Passacalle

Satriani, Joe

Always with me, always with you

Artists

Fahmi Alqhai (viola da gamba)
Arcangel (voice)
Pablo Martin (caminero, violone, double bass)
Pedro Estevan (percussion)
Agustin Diassera (percussion)
Juan Carlos Rivera (theorbo)
Rami Alqhai (viola da gamba, violotto)
Johanna Rose (viola da gamba)
Ignacio del Valle (viola da gamba)

About

In 'A piacere', Fahmi Alqhai demonstrates once again what an expressive musician he has become, and with the viola da gamba as his “Wondrous Muse”, he recreates for CD a concert programme which he has been refining over recent years.

Following his ensemble album 'Rediscovering Spain' (performed with Accademia del Piacere), this new release from Glossa has a distinctively soloistic feel and approach to it, with Alqhai relishing the different moods and musical directions that his chosen musical “voice” permits him to take.

Taking the instrument as so much more than a relic from the decaying aristocratic age of Louis XV in France, Alqhai demonstrates – by his choice of programme and his playing – the viol’s versatility, flexibility and depth of emotional response. Music from Spanish, German and French Baroque masters of the instrument are joined by Alqhai’s own version of Joe Satriani's 'Always with me, always with you' rock number.

Notably in his Satriani adaptation (but also in an old Spanish popular melody featuring the cantaor Arcángel, as well as elsewhere), Alqhai receives support from musician friends gathered at sessions in Seville, all helping to create – in marvellous sound – a new demonstration of the creative freedom that old music can allow in the right hands.

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