Ensaladas

La Justa
Madrigals and Ensaladas from 16th century Catalonia
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 94103
Accent 10103

Contents:

    Brudieu: Madrigal XIII
  1. Fantasiant, amor a mi descobre
  2. Si fos amor substància rahonable
  3. Llir entre cards
  4. Mateu Fletxa: La Negrina (ensalada)
  5. Pere Alberch Vila (1517-1582): Reyna Soberana
  6. Con voz llorosa
  7. O Virgen sancta
  8. Pere Alberch Vila: El bon jorn (ensalada)

  9. Brudieu: Madrigal XVI
  10. Si l'amor en un ser dura
    Molts de l'amor tenen queixa
    Es comú parlar del poble
    Les sagetes que amor tira

  11. Brudieu: Madrigal XV
  12. Ma voluntat amb la rahó s'envolpa
  13. Plena de seny
  14. Fletxa: La Justa (ensalada)

Performers: Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Claudio Cavina (alto), Josep Benet (tenor), Josep Cabré (baritone)

Playing time: 68'

Recording date: March 1994

Mateu Fletxa (1481-1553) was the first Spanish composer to develop the Ensalada genre to a high level of formal perfection. His work continued to influence subsequent generations of composers, including in the madrigal genre.

The term ensalada is derived from singing simultaneous lines in different languages; the material is generally derived from Christmas allegories, occupying a position between art & folk music. In the hands of Fletxa (Matteo Flecha, the elder), these allusions reach a high degree of subtlety and pervasiveness.

Other recordings devoted to ensaladas:

Ensaladas
Flecha / Heredia / Arrauxo
Hespèrion XX / Studio musicae Valencia - Jordi Savall
Astrée 7742
Canciones y Ensaladas
Chansons et pièces instrumentales du Siècle d'Or
Ensemble Clément Janequin - Dominique Visse
Harmonia Mundi 901627
Flecha & Herrera: Las Ensaladas
Camerata Renacentista Caracas - Palacios
K617 077/2 (2 CDs)
Las Ensaladas
El Fuego / La Negrina / La Justa
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 46699
Ensaladas
New London Consort - Philip Pickett
L'Oiseau Lyre 444 810
Ensaladas & Diferencias
Flecha / Cabezón
La Stagione Armonica - Sergio Balestracci
CPO 777 070

Other similar recordings by La Colombina:

Jeudi Saint dans les Espagnes
Feria V in Coena Domini
Victoria / Morales / Vásquez / Cardoso
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 9394
Canciones, Romances, Sonetos....
from Juan del Encina to Lope de Vega
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 95111
In Natali Domini
Sixteenth Century Music from Spain and the Americas
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 96114
Victoria: Feria VI in Passione Domini
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 97124
Cancionero de la Sablonara
Music in the Spain of Philip IV
La Colombina - Josep Benet
Accent 99137

Finally, a recording devoted to Joan Brudieu (1520-1591):

Brudieu: Madrigals
Consort of Musicke / La Quarta Sciencia
Ona Digital 100 (2 CDs)

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Todd M. McComb