Folies d’Espagne (Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall)

An early music concert: Folies d’Espagne – conducted by Jordi Savall, international early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI performs folias from Spain. La Folía (Spanish), also folies d’Espagne (French), Follies of Spain (English) or Follia (Italian), is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes, or primary material, generally melodic, of a composition, on record.

Boccherini – Fandango (The Carmina Quartet)

The Carmina Quartet performs Fandango from the Italian classical era composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet G. 448 in D Major. Matthias Enderle, violin 1, Susanne Frank, violin 2, Wendy Champney, viola and Stephan Goerner, violoncello with Rolf Lislevand, guitar and Nina Corti, castanets.

Rolf Lislevand plays Santiago de Murcia – Tarantella

Norwegian concert guitarist and early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays Tarantella by the Spanish guitarist and composer Santiago de Murcia (25 July 1673 – 25 April 1739). Lislevand is playing the Sabionari guitar here, one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari. It is built in 1679 and at the present time, it […]