Francesco Supriani – Principles to learn to play the cello

Eugenia Boix, Guillermo Turina, Tomoko Matsuoka

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Principles to learn to play the cello

Little is known about Francesco Supriani’s life. Born in the city of Conversano on July 11th 1678, it was probably where he began his musical studies. In 1708 he was appointed rst cello of the Real Capilla de Barcelona, recently founded by violinist Giuseppe Porsile for Archduke Charles of Austria. In this way, Francesco Supriani became the rst musician in Spain to be considered a cellist. After two years of service in the Real Capilla, Supriani returned to Naples in 1710 and joined the Real Cappella until 1730. There he shared music with some of the great musicians of the time, such as kapellmeister Alessandro Scarlatti. After his service in the court, he retired, keeping his wages as retirement pension, although he was allowed to play in solemn occasions. Francesco Supriani died in Naples on August 28th 1753.

The limited amount of his works that have survived to our days are very interesting due to the light it sheds on the technical possibilities of an instrument which was, until that time, focused fundamentally to the basso continuo. The present recording is the rst monography dedicated to Francesco Supriani’s music and is a perfect example of the variety of his small catalogue.

Baroque cellist Guillermo Turina, soprano Eugenia Boix and harpsichordist Tomoko Matsuoka have been playing together since 2012 in several Spanish ensembles. Since then, the discovery and study of Francesco Supriani’s marvelous music led Guillermo Turina to direct this project, with the strong intention of bringing his music to its well-deserved position in the History of Music as one of the most important antecessors of cello playing. 

Tracklist

1.
Sinfonia di violoncello a solo - Amoroso
02:04
2.
Sinfonia di violoncello a solo - Allegro Assai
01:44
3.
Sinfonia di violoncello a solo - Larghetto
01:22
4.
Sinfonia di violoncello a solo - Presto
01:45
5.
Cantata- il mio cor che sta in catene - Aria
03:47
6.
Cantata - il mio cor che sta in catene - Recitativo
00:37
7.
Cantata - il mio cor che sta in catene - Aria
03:06
8.
Toccata settima
02:16
9.
Toccata settima con diminuzione
03:03
10.
Toccata duocecima
02:15
11.
Toccata decima con diminuzione
02:32
12.
Cantata - Chi m?invola da te, mio beltesoro? - Recitativo
00:41
13.
Cantata - Chi m?invola da te, mio beltesoro? - Aria. Amoroso
02:51
14.
Cantata - Chi m?invola da te, mio beltesoro? - Recitativo
00:31
15.
Cantata - Chi m?invola da te, mio beltesoro? - Aria. Larghetto
02:22
16.
Toccata quinta
02:48
17.
Toccata quinta con diminuzione
04:28
18.
Toccata nona con diminuzione
04:26
19.
Toccata undecima con diminuzione
04:19
20.
Cantata - Bella, se un di potessi- Recitativo
01:14
21.
Cantata - Bella, se un di potessi- Aria. Larghetto
03:42
22.
Cantata - Bella, se un di potessi- Recitativo
00:55
23.
Cantata - Bella, se un di potessi- Aria. Andante
03:00
24.
Sonata a violoncello solo - Andante
02:08
25.
Sonata a violoncello solo - Allegro
01:29
26.
Sonata a violoncello solo - Adagio
01:31
27.
Sonata a violoncello solo - Preso
01:27

Total time: 01:02:23

Additional information

Label

SKU

COBRA0053

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Genres

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Digital Converters

dCS

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4003 modified by Rens Heijnis

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Koepelkerk, Renswoude, The Nederlands

Recording Software

Merging, Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date September 16, 2016

Press reviews

Opus Klassiek, febr 2017

Dit mogen dan studiewerken zijn, de muzikale waarde lijdt er desondanks niet onder. Het hoge uitvoeringsniveau helpt zeker daarbij, geeft deze muziek een overtuigend steuntje in de rug. De barokcello van Guillermo Turina (hij is de achterkleinzoon van Joaquin Turina) zingt het hoogste lied en de begeleiding door de klaveciniste Tomoko Matsuoka is om door een ringetje te halen. In de beide cantates is het uiteraard de sopraan Eugenia Box die de meeste aandacht naar zich toetrekt. En terecht, want zij hanteert een groots aangelegd vocaal vocabulaire waarin werkelijk geen zee te hoog gaat. We horen haar in optima forma fraseren, haar techniek (met onder meer een superieur legato) staat geheel ten dienste van de muziek, ze zingt in volmaakt evenwicht met haar begeleiders en geeft zo schitterend invulling aan deze twee voor mij volkomen nieuwe, seculiere cantates. Wat kan er toch een grote expressieve zeggingskracht uitgaan van een klein ensemble! Dit is van begin tot eind heerlijk musiceren, met een aanstekelijke onbekommerdheid waarin toch nog voldoende plaats is voor de contemplatieve momenten. De door Tom Peeters gemaakte opname valt in dezelfde categorie: bellisimo!

Scherzo, jan 2017

“The cellist from Madrid, Guillermo Turina, presents the first monographic dedicated to Supriani, where we find great surprises like the new discoverments for the cello and three cantatas with sorpano.

With Turina appear on the recording soprano Eugenia Boix and harpsichordist Tomoko Matsuoka, to creat a trio that shows us the magnificent music of Supriani. Boix, in an excellent vocal moment, is in an incredible high level like Turina. Very good work of Matsuoka in the continuo playing. It is not easy to explain how is it possible that this works have gone unnoticed for so long”.

Stars: “Exceptional”

Ritmo, jan 2017 5 out of 5

“We must thank Guillermo Turina and his team this priceless research and demonstration work and, if that was not enough, it is magnificently played”

Revista Melomano, dec 2016 4 out of 5

The general quality of the CD is outstanding, but the best music from the ensemble are the three cantatas. With the common structure of that time alternating recitatives and arias, we must highlight the cantata “Chi m’invola da te, mio bel tesoro?, especially the aria “Lungi da te vad’io”, because of Its expressiveness, its delicacy and its beauty, in the widest sense of the word.

Ritmo, january 2017 5 out of 5

“We must thank Guillermo Turina and his team this priceless research and demonstration work and, if that was not enough, it is magnificently played”

“R” for special recommended

Scherzo, January 2017

“The cellist from Madrid, Guillermo Turina, presents the first monographic dedicated to Supriani, where we find great surprises like the new discoveries for the cello and three cantatas with soprano.

With Turina appear on the recording soprano Eugenia Boix and harpsichordist Tomoko Matsuoka, to create a trio that shows us the magnificent music of Supriani. Boix, in an excellent vocal moment, is in an incredible high level like Turina. Very good work of Matsuoka in the continuo playing. It is not easy to explain how is it possible that this works have gone unnoticed for so long”.

“E” for Excepcional

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