Vea yo los ojos bellos: Music from the time of Cervantes | Brilliant Classics 95457

Vea yo los ojos bellos: Music from the time of Cervantes

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95457

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th February 2017

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About

2016 saw much commemoration around the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. However, Shakespeare was not the only European writer to pass away in 1616 – in fact, his death on 23 April of that year was preceded by just one day by that of his contemporary, the Spaniard Miguel de Cervantes. A novelist rather than a playwright, Cervantes is best known for the extraordinary work Don Quixote. This book, alongside many of his other works – including the Novelas ejemplares and La Galatea – form the backbone of Spanish literature. This release brings together a selection of songs for tenor by composers contemporary with Cervantes. The artists have chosen short extracts from works by Cervantes (printed alongside the sung texts in the CD booklet) to thematically link the songs together, drawing the listener into the musical world in which Cervantes lived and worked.

Luz y Norte ('Light and Guide') are a young Spanish ensemble, comprising a tenor, viola da gamba, harp and percussion, although the instrumentation varies according to the repertoire. All the members of the group are experienced both as soloists and as members of other prestigious early music groups. They have performed at numerous festivals, united by their shared desire to spread knowledge of the vocal and instrumental repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque Spain.

Luz y Norte:
- Victor Sordo Vicente (tenor)
- Sara Águeda (Spanish harp)
- Calia Álvarez (viola da gamba)
- Daniel Garay (percussion)

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