DCD34036-CD

Gaspar Sanz: La Preciosa

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Gordon Ferries visits the music of seventeenth-century Spain’s fiery streets. It was a time when the five-course guitar engendered a sense of abject horror in the morally inclined on account of its associations with popular ballads, taverns, criminality, sensuality and in particular with dancing. Ferries evokes the period with panache and breathtakingly virtuosic flair.

"Sanz’s music exudes Spanish fire from every pore, and it is this exotic but nebulous quality that Ferries captures to perfection"

EARLY MUSIC REVIEW

"Ferries achieves an astonishing array of moods and emotions…at once crisp, stylish, and fun. This is a disc to listen to again and again"

EARLY MUSIC AMERICA

"Ferries’s richly detailed booklet-notes echo his recital by being a perfect blend of facts, intellectual speculation and gentle humour; indeed, the package gives you an insight into a cultural milieu where things weren’t so different from ours after all."

Producer: Paul Baxter
Venue: Colinton Parish Church, Edinburgh
Recording Dates: 2-3 January 2005
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 22
Release Date: 1 October 2005
Catalogue No: DCD34036
Total playing time: 1:06:17

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