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'A Piacere': Alqhai El Canto De Los Pajaros

Magazine article Gramophone

'A Piacere': Alqhai El Canto De Los Pajaros

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'A piacere'

Alqhai El canto de los pajaros JS Bach Solo Violin Sonata No 2, BWV1003--Andante Marais La guitare. Les voix humaines de Murcia Fandango Rameau Les Sauvages M de Sainte-Colombe Allemande. Les pleurs. Sarabande Sanz Canarios. Marizapalos. Passacalle Satriani Always with me, always with you (all arr Alqhai)

Fahmi Alqhai va da gamba Accademia del Piacere Glossa [F] GCDP33202 (54' * DDD)

With origins in the music of Moorish Spain, German chamber music, Italian courtly life and even early flamenco, the viola da gamba is the perfect vehicle for the musical tapestry of Fahmi Alqhai's extraordinary disc. Although, along with his group Accademia del Piacere, he specialises in music of the Italian Seicento, what he does with the hybrid pieces on this disc--combining that core repertoire with flamenco and elements that reflect his Syrian-Palestinian-Spanish heritage brings the instrument into a new realm of joyful potential.

There is a breathiness to the opening Marizapalos (a combination of Alqhai's own work and that of the 17th-century Spanish guitar composer Gaspar Sanz) that has more in common with performance on early cello than gamba, and it is much the idiosyncratically richer for it. …

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