Lucretia Borgia: A Blend of History, Myth and Legend | Capella de Ministrers CDM1946

Lucretia Borgia: A Blend of History, Myth and Legend


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Label: Capella de Ministrers

Cat No: CDM1946

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 17th May 2019



Neither Lucrezia Borgia nor any of the female members of the nobility in that time ever had a musical chapel, unlike their respective husbands. However, part of his domestic budget was destined to string instrument players maintenance, singers and, to a very important person: a dance teacher.

If being aware of the latest fashion dances was a socially essential issue, so it was musical evenings organisation, with the common instrumental group composed by lutes or violas, an instrument that seems to had its origins in Valencia in the middle of the fifteenth century, and from there traveled to Italy.

About Lucrezia’s musical taste nothing is known, but not so her husband Alfonso d’Este, who (perhaps) in homage to his new wife was at the head of six violas consort in the celebrations of their own wedding, reflected in this Capella de Ministrers recording.

Capella de Ministrers:
- Elia Casanova (soprano)
- Hugo Bolívar (countertenor)
- Jorge Morata (tenor)
- Pablo Acosta (baritone)
- Carles Magraner (vihuela de arco)
- David Antich (flutes)
- Sara Águeda (harp)
- Robert Cases (renaissance guitar, vihuela)
- Pau Ballester (percussion)

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