Classical guitar and early plucked instruments
FALSI RISI E VERI PIANTI
È LA VITA DEGLI AMANTI
ORIOL ROSÉS, countertenor
DAVID MURGADAS, theorbo and baroque guitar
The use of contratenor’s voice and the use of falsetto goes back several centuries in the history of the West. With the birth of polyphony in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries we know of its use, which is perpetuated until the eighteenth century in polyphonic compositions. The contratenors are currently employed more often in baroque operas containing parts originally written for castrati in tesis admissible for their vocal recording.
The Tiorba is a bass string musical instrument of the lute family. It was very popular during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as a soloist and as a very suitable instrument to accompany singing. The thiorba is still used today in the interpretation of baroque music.
The guitar – called Castilian and Catalan guitar and now known as baroque guitar – was the most popular instrument in Spain, Italy and France. Almost everyone had one and performed any of the dances and songs (tones) that were in fashion at the time.
The Duet Oriol Rosés and David Murgadas offer a tasting, in an intimate and close tone, of the most important arias of the 17th century composers: G.Caccini, H. Kapsberger and C. Monteverdi (on the 450th anniversary of his birth) And the premiere of the Pasacalles of Antonio de Santa Cruz, transcribed and versioned for a concert by David Murgadas.