Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas

Musica Temprana

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

 The Codex Trujillo of Peru

The nine volumes of the Codex Trujillo of Peru are a true treasure, illustrating the final years of vice-regal society through more than 1,400 water colours, tables and some twenty music scores interpreted in this collection. Compiled by the Bishop Baltasar Martínez Compañón, their thematic sections describe flora, fauna, archaeological objects, mummies, textiles and ceramics. To browse one’s way through the second volume is, as it were, to watch a documentary film about colonial society: the colour prints recount an innocent, natural history – but with no words. It starts with a portrait of Queen María Luisa; a map of Trujillo; a detailed, ethnically-based, census of each settlement and a table of Spanish words translated into eight Indian languages – thus providing a key reference work for several extinct tongues.

Continuing with body-length paintings, it illustrates prevailing social differences through the intricacy of clothing, followed by some general scenes of daily toil, with Indians and negroes performing all the everyday chores, while Spaniards slumber in hammocks, enjoy a day out in the country or are transported around in carriages. Before we reach the musical scores, there are water colours of dancers and musicians with all their costumes, chains and symbols and masks. The volume closes with an index–and explanation—of all plates. The musical scores indicate the desired tempo and instruments for each work, conveying the fine points of its origin and giving guidance for its interpretation.

The Codex was intended to inform the Spanish Court about the true state of affairs in the diocese. Today it lies in the Library of the Royal Palace in Madrid. It was compiled some twenty years prior to the first of the anti-monarchist uprisings which led to the wave of independence in South America. Imports dried up instantly and, at the same time, the influence of Spain

 

 

Tracklist

1.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada La Brugita
02:09
2.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Cachua al Nacimiento - Nino il mijor
02:52
3.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada La Donosa
01:58
4.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Lanchas para Baylar
03:39
5.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada La Lata
03:43
6.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada El Congo
03:24
7.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Cachua La Despedida
03:14
8.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada El Conejo
03:05
9.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Bayle del Chimo
02:39
10.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada El Diamante - Tonada el Tuppamaro
02:28
11.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada El Tupamaro
03:02
12.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada del Chimo
06:47
13.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Bayle de danzantes
01:55
14.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada El Huicho
04:47
15.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonada La Selosa
02:20
16.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Cachua Serranita El Huicho Nuebo
08:40
17.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Tonadilla El Palomo
02:58
18.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Cachuyta de la Montanna El Vuen querer
02:52
19.
Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru - Cachua al Nacimiento - Dennos lecencia
03:42

Total time: 01:06:14

Additional information

Label

SKU

COBRA0036

Qualities

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Channels

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Digital Converters

DCS 904 AD & DCS954 DA

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Mastering Equipment

KEF Reference series 107

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Neumann, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Renswoude Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release Date January 5, 2014

Press reviews

Stereophile Magazine

The delightful Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas: Music from the 18th Century, Codex Trujillo del Peru, with Adrian Rodriguez Van der Spoel directing Musica Temprana (Cobra 0036) — is infectious and spiced with piquant percussion.

MusicFrames

“De uitvoeringen op ‘Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas’ hebben een betoverende spontaniteit”

Dagblad van het Noorden

Nergens krijg je het gevoel, naar oude muziek te luisteren: alles klinkt kersvers.

Nederlands Dagblad

Een voortreffelijk, levendige CD. Prachtig spel, met ‘natuurlijke’, ongepolijste zang. Je hoort als het ware de straatzangers op de pleinen van het achtiende eeuwse Trujilo

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