Neapolitan Concertos for various instruments by La Ritirata

Making of video by Noah Shaye The Neapolitan Baroque, especially in the first half of the eighteenth century, was a vibrant and vital time for instrumental music, as Josetxu Obregón and La Ritirata now demonstrate with their new recording of six concertos from that era. The Neapolitan school – which owed so much in its formation to Francesco Provenzale – flourished in the hands of Francesco Mancini, Nicola Porpora, Nicola Fiorenza, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Alessandro Scarlatti, all represented with concertos on this new Glossa recording.
The four major conservatories in the city created an astonishingly productive and innovative environment for musicians – students and their teachers alike. The composers here all studied or worked in the conservatories or at the Cappella Real. The Neapolitan concerto had its own structure at this time, which was quite different to that found in the Venice of Vivaldi, and there was a constant competitive spirit for soloists to demonstrate their virtuosity.
As they showed with their earlier Glossa recording of Il Spiritillo Brando, the members of La Ritirata are more than a match for their Neapolitan predecessors in both stylishness and technique. The soloists gathered by Josetxu Obregón represent some of the leading musical lights in Spain today: violinist Hiro Kurosaki (in a Fiorenza concerto), recorder-player Tamar Lalo (Scarlatti and Mancini), harpsichordists Ignacio Prego and Daniel Oyarzabal (Pergolesi) and not least, Obregón himself who is the cello soloist in works by Fiorenza and Porpora.

 

Andrea Falconieri – Ciaccona, by La Ritirata (from our CD “Il Spiritillo Brando”)

This extract is taken from the new programme, “Il Spiritillo Brando: dance music in the courts of Italy and Spain, c.1650“, from La Ritirata & Josetxu Obregón, released on CD by Glossa: http://www.glossamusic.com/glossa/ref…

LA RITIRATA
Tamar Lalo, recorder
Miren Zeberio, baroque violin
Enrike Solinís, baroque guitar
Daniel Zapico, theorbo
Ignacio Prego, harpsichord
David Mayoral, percussion
Josetxu Obregón, baroque cello & direction

Andrea Falconieri (1585-1656) – Ciaccona

Filmed by Manuel Prieto, sound engineering by Federico Prieto (Master Acoustics)

Andrea Falconieri: Corriente dicha la Mota, echa para Don Pedro de la Mota

This extract is taken from the new programme, “Il Spiritillo Brando: dance music in the courts of Italy and Spain, c.1650“, from La Ritirata – Josetxu Obregón, to be released on CD by Glossa, with international distribution commencing in May 2013:
http://www.glossamusic.com/glossa/ref…

LA RITIRATA
Tamar Lalo, recorder
Miren Zeberio, baroque violin
Enrike Solinís, baroque guitar
Daniel Zapico, theorbo
Ignacio Prego, harpsichord
David Mayoral, percussion
Josetxu Obregón, baroque cello & direction

Andrea Falconieri (1585-1656)
Corriente dicha la Mota, echa para Don Pedro de la Mota

Filmed by Manuel Prieto, sound engineering by Federico Prieto (Master Acoustics)

La Ritirata – Allegro from Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor RV105

This is a sample from our program “Il fiero prete rosso” by La Ritirata, with:

Tamar Lalo, recorder
Rodrigo Gutierrez, oboe
Lina Tur Bonet, violin
Vega Montero, violone
Daniel Zapico, theorbo
Daniel Oyarzábal, harpsichord and organ
Josetxu Obregón, cello and artistic direction

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Chamber concerto in G minor, RV 105 – I: Allegro
(with violoncello in the solo bassoon part)

Filmed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Real Coliseo de Carlos III) in December 2012 by Federico Prieto (Master Acoustics)

La Ritirata – A. Falconieri: Folías [LIVE]

Real Coliseo Carlos III, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 29 de Mayo de 2011.
LIVE performance | Actuación en directo

Folias echa para mi Señora Doña Tarolilla de Carallenos – Andrea Falconieri (1585 – 1656)

LA RITIRATA
Tamar Lalo, flauta de pico
Miren de Zeberio, violín
Enrike SolinÌs, guitarra barroca
Daniel Zapico, tiorba
Ignacio Prego, clave
Josetxu Obregón, violoncello y dirección artística

Toma de sonido y edición de video, Federico Prieto (Master Acoustics)