January 24, 2015: Ensemble Caprice



Ensemble Caprice Photo: Bill Blackstone


Matthias Maute, Sophie Larivière, recorders/flutes;
David Jacques, baroque guitar;
Susie Napper, baroque cello;
Ziya Tabassian, percussion




Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8 PM



Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) ¡Jácaras!
Anonyme (publié à Cuzco, Perú, 1631) Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Antonio Martín y Coll (c.1660-c.1740) Chacona (coll. Flores de música)
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) Tarantelas
Andrea Falconieri (1586-1656) La suave melodia
Diego Ortiz (publ. 1553) Doulce mémoire
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) Canarios
Gaspar Fernandes (c. 1570-1629) Xicochi Conetzintle
Antonio Martín y Coll (c.1660-c.1740) Pasacalles de 2o tono
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) Marizapolos
Juan de Araujo (1648-1712) Los coflades de la estleya
Antonio Martín y Coll (c.1660-c.1740) Differenzias sobre la Gayta
Antonio Martín y Coll Xácara
Andrea Falconieri (1586-1656) La Folia
Domenico Zipoli (1668-1726) Pastorale
Anonyme (coll. Truxillo del Perú II, c. 1780) Lanchas para baylar
Domenico Zipoli Battalia
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) La Jota
Antonio Martín Y Coll Temblante estilo italiano
(collection Flores de música)
Henry de Bailly (c. 1585-1637) Yo soy la locura
(extrait de : Ballet de la follie)
Antonio de Salazar (c. 1650-1715) Tarará
Antonio Martín y Coll (c.1660-c.1740) Discurso con ecos
Antonio Martín Y Coll Danza del hacha
Antonio Martín (late 17th century) Canarios
Anonyme (trad. Argentine) Wainjo
Heinrich Ignaz Biber (1644-1704) Chaconne (The Nightwatch)

Dear Friends,

This Saturday’s concert (January 24th) will warm us up with the heat of SALSA BAROQUE – early music of Spain and Latin America – performed by Ensemble Caprice from Quebec.

This is a rare Virtuosi Concert where most of the composers – and there are many – may not be known to the audience. If Bach, Handel and Scarlatti (b. 1685) are considered 18th century composers, this concert is comprised mostly of 16th and 17th century music.

Some of the composers were born in Portugal or Spain and emigrated to the New World – to Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. We will be fascinated by the Old/New World dialogue and by the fusion of recognizable European influences with the fiery spirit, liveliness and passion we associate with Latin America.

Ensemble Caprice brings a variety of period instruments with them, giving us a window on what the music may actually have sounded like to listeners some 300 years ago, albeit likely with less humour than the Ensemble typically provides in their live concerts. They also bring copies of their celebrated Salsa Baroque CD for sale.

Here is a video clip illustrating the style of performance by Ensemble Caprice and the range of music- from Spain to the sounds of Peru with native Indian and African influences apparent.