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Boccherini: Fandango, Sinfonie & La Musica Notturna di Madrid Import

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 14 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Alia Vox Spain
  • ASIN: B000E42MPS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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1. Pastorale
2. Allegro Maestoso
3. Grave Assai - Fandango
4. Allegro Moderato
5. Minuetto Con Moto - Trio
6. Andante Amoroso
7. Finale: Allegro Vivo, Ma Non Tanto Presto
8. Allegro Giusto
9. Andante
10. Allegro Ma Non Presto
11. Le Campane Di L'Ave Maria
12. Il Tamburo Dei Soldati
13. Minuetto Dei Ciechi
14. Il Rosario
15. Passa Calle: Allegro Vivo
16. Il Tamburo
17. Ritirata

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Format: Audio CD
Après le Fandago de Biondi je croyais avoir trouver la référence ultime.

Mais voila que Savall et son équipe de musiciens trié sur le volet - mentionnons Kraemer et Valleti au violon, Bruno Cocset au violoncelle (sensationnel) et nul autre que José de Udaeta aux castagnettes- viennent brouiller les cartes.

L'interprétation du fandango est magistrale, d'un entrain irrésistible, avec un pouvoir d'attraction incroyable : on reste captif même si cela peut sonner répétitif. Brillants interprètes magnifié par une prise de son époustouflante, cette prestation se hisse au sommet de mes préférences.

Les Sinfonias sont fort bienvenus. Superbement orchestrées, elles sont très enjouées, rythmées, enlevantes, fruitées, etc. L'auditeur demeure captif. Avant la superbe Finale. Cette dernière est magistrale. Bruno Cocset surgit de nulle part, tel un magicien se retrouvant subitement isolé du groupe, et nous offre une prestation de violoncelle sublime, d'une infinie subtilité, dans cet étrange et combien envoûtante « La musica Notturna Della Strade». Cette dernière aeuvre contraste d'ailleurs complètement avec l'esprit des autres prestations ...pour notre plus pur bonheur.

Superbe récital.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa73463c) out of 5 stars An Enchanting Disc Sept. 1 2006
By David A. Wend - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I bought this disc on sight knowing that performances by Jordi Savall are superlative; I was not disappointed. Luigi Boccherini chose to live in Spain, in the area of Madrid following in the footsteps of Domenico Scarlatti. The period of the compositions recorded here come from 1780 to 1790 which was a turbulent time for Luigi Boccherini with the death of his wife (which left him alone with six small children) and the death of his patron in 1785, a place that was soon filled by Charles III. In 1787, the composer married again

The Quintet for Guitar that starts the disc includes Boccherini's famous Fandango as a third movement with a charming Pastorale and Allegro maestro making up the first two movements. The Symphony op. 37, in four movements, was composed shortly after Boccherini's second marriage and is in the key of D minor giving the music a stormy aspect. The symphony is much like those of Haydn but has an Italian perspective. The Symphony in A major (1782) is in three movements, lacking a minute, and is skillfully composed, reminding me of the Neapolitan symphonies of Alessandro Scarlatti etc. The Quintet (Night Music of the Streets of Madrid) from 1780 is an unusual composition recalling the gaiety and bustle of the capital of Spain. The quintet begins with the strings mimicking the sound of church bells followed by a series of dances until a local garrison sounds Retreat, marking the midnight curfew. Anyone who has seen the film Master and Commander will recognize the Passa calle movement from the film; it is beautifully played here, filled out by the full complement of strings.

The CD comes with a richly illustrated booklet that is very informative about Boccherini and the period in which he lived. The music is beautifully played and recorded by Alla Vox. This CD is a must for fans of Jordi Savall and Italian music.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa734690) out of 5 stars Savall is the most wonderful spanish musician March 2 2007
By J. Oliver Marquina - Published on
Format: Audio CD
And this is almost the best prove of it. Since he created his own record label, Alia Vox, he's been working hard, productive and making wonderful CDs with gorgeous booklets inside. Sadly I haven't seen him performing yet, which is one one my greatest desires for the moment.

Anyway, what matters here is that Savall gave us the most beatiful reading that I've ever heard of Boccherini's work, specially of La Musica Notturna di Madrid. Though the life of the composer was a bit storming along the years he created this music, almost the whole collection is joyful music that one can share with non-classical likers and, probably, one of the best ways to introduce children to Classic European Music.

The one and big tag is ENJOY IT!
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa734ac8) out of 5 stars ¡Que magnifico! July 31 2008
By Louis Pierotti - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Over the past 30 years I have developed a passionate love affair with Boccherini's compositions. Of all the performances I have collected this is the best I have ever experienced. In addition to showcasing Boccherini's subtle and sublime artistry it showcases the Spanish flavor of one of his most pivotal periods of composition. Although this import is pricey it is a must for everyone who craves a little more picante in their Baroque buffet.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa734ab0) out of 5 stars The best Boccherini fandango March 25 2012
By Peter T. Wolf - Published on
Format: Audio CD
What everyone wants to hear in a recording of the famous Boccherini fandango is how wild can the performers make the final movement. How to squeeze out as much emotion as possible. And in this performance (by Savall naturally) we have that. Not only does he layer on the castanets, violins and guitars, but he does something unexpected but logical, for Jordi Savall that is. He EXTENDS the length of the fandango !! I know this piece of music well ( I have several recordings) and so when I was expecting the coda, instead we get a reprise of the whole spirited finale ratcheted up to even higher intensity and noise. It rocks !! Evidently the published length of the piece was not enough for Savall and his musicians. They wanted to give us a fandango we'd never forget. They succeeded.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa734f9c) out of 5 stars Boccherini: Fandango, Sinfonie & La Musica Notturna di Madrid July 22 2007
By Bjorn Viberg - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Boccherini: Fandango, Sinfonie & La Musica Notturna di Madrid~ Claude Wassmer is an astounding recording under the direction of the amazing conductor Jordi Savall. The book-let is a true work of art and no expenses has been spared. The art work on the cover is truly splendid. The liners notes written by Jaume Tortella and Andres Ruiz de Tarazona are well-written and quite informative. This is a recording definitely not to be missed and Boccherini is truly a talented and amazing composer in his own right. 5 well deserved stars indeed.