Bolivian Baroque (2005)

Zipoli, Anonymous


Baroque Music in the Jesuit Reducciones (Settlements) The study of the music in the South American archives has revolutionized our knowledge of the musical culture in the urban and missionary centres between the XVI and XVIII Centuries in the Americas. European, native South American and Creole (Spaniards born in South America) composers and musicians created a uniquely South American Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, comparable in its magnitude and originality to the musical innovations of the outstanding European musical centres of that time. To date two important collections of South American missionary music have been preserved. The first can be found in Concepcin, Bolivia, at the Library of the Vicariato Apostlico de Nuflo de Chvez.

This collection comes from the missionary churches of San Rafael and Santa Ana. The other, discovered and organised more recently, belongs to the collection of music manuscripts of the former Jesuit Mission of the Moxos Indians, in Bolivia. Copies of the latter were still being produced up to the 1990s. Several vocal works with accompaniment can be found in both collections, as well as a truly exceptional group of instrumental pieces within the Latin American repertoire, which usually consists only of a vocal and choral repertoire and not an instrumental one.

Although a big part of the composition is of Indian authorship (with texts in native languages: Chiquitana, Baure, Moxa, Canichana, Guarani), the manuscripts include also six Masses of Giovanni Battista Bassani (1657-1716), two motets by Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner (1689-1720) and 14 compositions by Domenico Zipolli (1688-1726), which have been used as models for the music teaching which was disseminated at the missions. Its value is unique and is the only means of clarifying our knowledge of the musical culture of the ancient missions in the Americas......

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Regular performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium’s status as one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since their formation in 1991 they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral and choral repertoire.

Concert venues include Sydney Opera House, Esplanade (Singapore), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam),Konzerthaus (Vienna), Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), Handel-Haus (Halle) and Frick Collection (New York). The numerous residencies Florilegium have held over the years include being the first period instrument Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Wigmore Hall. This Residency was for three seasons and involved the group performing several series of concerts each year and becoming actively involved in the Hall’s education work. Since September 2008 they have been Ensemble in Association at the Royal College of Music in London, where they are responsible for coaching 18th century baroque chamber music. Their over twenty recordings for Channel Classics have been awarded many prizes including a Gramophone Award nomination, Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, Diapasons d’Or and Chocs de la Musique. Florilegium’s cd of Telemann’s Paris Quartets Vol 2 received the Classical Internet Award from The Bach Cantatas disc with Johannette Zomer was awarded a 2008 Edison Award, Dutch music’s most prestigious prize. The second volume of Baroque Music from Bolivian Missions was nominated for a 2008 bbc Music Magazine award, and bbc Music Magazine selected volume 3 as Disc of the Month for April 2010. A disc of music by Pergolesi was released in May 2010 and was bbc Music Magazine’s cd choice in the vocal category in July 2010. Future recordings include Florilegium’s arrangements of Bach’s Organ Trio Sonatas, and a recording of Couperin’s Les Nations.

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Bolivian Baroque (2005)

Zipoli, Anonymous


    American Record Guide

Extraordinary beauty in many ways. Nawrot wants the whole world to hear about Bolivian baroque: this release is a good start and has me sighing for more.

    Audiophile Audition

The music is superb, and very much in the Baroque tradition. The Bolivian soloists are just sensational, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Channel Classics chose to record them again – they're really that good! Sound, as always was excellent – I've never heard a bad disc from Channel Classics. Highly recommended.


the verve and sense of fun generated by UK early music group Florilegium and four sparkly young Bolivian soloists, specially selected for the job. (...) Fascinating project (...)

    La Libre

Même si on a déjà connu d'autres disques de musique baroque venue du continent sud-américain, le présent CD sort assurément des sentiers battus. Les Britanniques de l'Ensemble Florilegium se sont, en effet, rendus en Bolivie pour exhumer des oeuvres composées là-bas pour les colonies jésuites au début du XVIIIe siècle, soit par l'Italien Domenico Zippoli, soit par des compositeurs restés anonymes. Mais l'originalité de la démarche tient aussi à ce que les enregistrements ont été réalisés là-bas dans la jungle, et avec - pour les pièces vocales qui alternent ici avec les instrumentaux - des solistes choisis sur place. (...) une démarche passionnante évoquée sur un DVD making of offert en complément.

    Reformatorisch Dagblad

Hoe deze instrumentale en vocale religieuze muziek klinkt? Gewoon als heerlijke onvervalste barokmuziek. Afwisselend wervelend en bezonken. (...)

    Brabants Dagblad

Hoor je nu Bach, Vivaldi of Händel? Fout, de muziek op deze cd komt uit de binnenlanden van Bolivia. (…) Deze schitterende cd bezit een oneindige klankrijkdom en is een parel in de barokmuziek!!

    De Gelderlander

Een juweel van een productie. (...) De opnames laten kleurrijke muziek horen die op een prettige manier aanschurkt tegen Vivaldi. Als bonus een panfluitimprovisatie door Villca bijgevoegd. Tropische zangvogels tekenen voor een spontaan naspel.


Die besondere Delikatesse dieser Einspielung sind die großartigen bolivianischen Solisten (…)


Ich muss sagen sie machen ihre Sache seht gut und verleihen der hervorragenden Einspielung noch zusätzliche Authentizität.

    Le Monde de la Musique

des émotions considérable. Les interprètes sont excellents. (…) Intéressant, le DVD ouvre des cartes et montre les manuscrits originaux et des images des belles églises missionaires.


Dans une optique plus individualisée et dramatique, on mentionnera une merveille de ce mois très riche (…) très charmant (…)

    Tu vida

El resultado es de un virtuosismo asombroso. Cambiarán –


Le résultat ne génère aucun ennui, le plaisir se voyant prolongé pas un ‘making of’ sur DVD

    Patrimoine de France

L’enregistrement est un vivant témoignage. Interprétées pas d’exceptionnels solistes et musiciens boliviens (...)

Bolivian Baroque (2005)

Zipoli, Anonymous


Cables: van den Hul T3 series
Digital Converters: Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Mastering Engineer: Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment: B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board: Rens Heijnis custom design
Producer: Jared Sacks, Ashley Solomon
Recording Engineer: Jared Sacks
Recording location: Bolivia 2005
Recording Software: Pyramix bij Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64
Speakers: Audiolab, Holland

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