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'Barroco Espanol'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Barroco Espanol'

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'Barroco espanol' Anonymous Xacara Boccherini Minuet. La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid Brunetti Sonata in D Murcia Canarios. Grabe Nebra Seguidilla Sanz Passacalles D Scarlatti Sonata, Kk208 A Soler Sonatas--G major; G minor. Fandango Nils Monkemeyer va Klaus-Dieter Brandt vc Thomas Zscherpe db Sabine Erdmann hpd Andreas Arend gtr/theo Anja Herrmann perc Sony Classical [F] 88843 04224-2 (73' * DDD)

Spanish Baroque music played on the viola? Why not--especially when the viola is played by someone of the calibre of Nils Monkemeyer, who has garnered praise worldwide for his magnificent richness of tone and virtuosity, and has in any case made a career from adapting other music for his instrument. He speaks with cheerful enthusiasm in the booklet-notes of the development of his enthusiasm for Spanish music of this period when he began to teach in Madrid.

Some of the choices of repertoire to adapt for solo viola and small continuo group are perfectly logical, such as the Sonata in D minor by Gaetano Brunetti or the Musica nottuma by Boccherini, and some are rather more surprising, such as the arrangements of keyboard sonatas by Soler or Nebra's marvellous Seguidilla, but they are all are extremely convincing and there is a remarkable consistency about the whole collection in spite of the variety of its contents. …

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