Lucretia Borgia (CD)

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Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner

Neither Lucrezia Borgia nor any of the female members of the nobility in that time ever had a musical chapel, unlike their respective husbands. However, part of his domestic budget was destined to string instrument players maintenance, singers and, to a very important person: a dance teacher.

If being aware of the latest fashion dances was a socially essential issue, so it was musical evenings organisation, with the common instrumental group composed by lutes or violas, an instrument that seems to had its origins in Valencia in the middle of XV century, and from there traveled to Italy.

About Lucrezia musical taste nothing is known, but not so her husband Alfonso d’Este, who (perhaps) in homage to his new wife was at the head of six violas consort in the celebrations of their own wedding, reflected in this Capella de Ministrers recording.

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  1. Basse Danse La Spagna
  2. De tous bien playne
  3. La Spagna
  4. Cantava per sfogar
  5. Dindirindin
  6. La Dama d'Aragó
  7. Folies de les Caterines
  8. Amor che sospirar mi fa
  9. Pavana y gallarda
  10. Ingiustissimo Amor
  11. Un cavalier di Spagna
  12. Scharamella va a la guerra
  13. O triumphale diamante
  14. Pavana alla ferrarese
  15. Queste non son piu lachryme
  16. Signora, un che v'adora
  17. Alla spagnola
  18. Quand'io penso al martire
  19. Muchos van d'amor heridos
  20. Saltarello y Piva
  21. Senza te alta regina