16 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 125 Mb
Charivari Agréable's new CD, Esperar, Sentir, Morir is a collection of songs and dances from the Hispanic baroque era, with most of the pieces emerging from the courts of Philip III, Philip IV and Philip V. Everything Charivari touches turns to gold, and these dozen or so pieces were eloquently realized with a potent mix of exquisite musicianship, warm rapport and scholarly insight. Many of the songs dealt with the themes of solitude, unrequited love and melancholy -- such as Que se ausenta by Carmelite friar Francisco de Santiago, the anguished Filis, yo tengo by Clemente Imana and the title song of the concert and the CD, by prolific composer and royal harpist Juan Hidalgo. Kah Ming and Susanne underpinned proceedings with sensitivity, clarity and refinement. But the spotlight fell, perhaps inevitably, on the two singers. Clara Sanabras displayed a satisfying mix of technical assurance and tonal warmth, while Rodrigo del Pozo's alluringly sonorous tenor was the kind of voice I could listen to endlessly. Esperar, sentir, morir is a welcome addition to Charivari Agréable's already impressive discography, and a definite must-have for baroque enthusiasts.
Juan Barter (c.1648-1706), ¡Hazo, Antón!
Anonymous, !Ay, mi Dios! ¿Qué fuera de mí sin vos?
Clemente Imaña (fl. 17C), Filis yo tengo
Francisco de Santiago (1578-1644), Que se ausenta
Anonymous, Solo, triste y ausente
Francisco Escalada, Canten dos jilguerillos
Francesc Valls (c.1671-1747), Gilguerillo que el ayre
Sebastián Durón (1660-1716), Tonada sola con flautas: Corazón, causatenéis
Anonymous/K-M Ng, The Charivari Canarios
Anon. (K-M Ng/C. Sanabras), Quiero, y no saben que quiero
Juan Hidalgo (c.1612-1685)/ arr. K-M Ng, Esperar, sentir, morir
Anonymous, San Juan de Lima
Ruiz de Ribayaz/Allanic, Spagnoleta
E Mn M.1357 pp. 219-22 (c.1706), Differenzias sobre la Gayta
dir. Kah-Ming Ng
Clara Sanabras, soprano
Rodrigo del Pozo, tenor
Susanne Heinrich, treble & bass viols
Richard Sweeney, lute, guitar & theorbo
Kah-Ming Ng, harpsichord & chamber organ
Constance Allanic, triple harp