A Piacere - Music for Viola da Gamba / Fahmi Alqhai, Pedro Estevan, Arcangel

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In 'A piacere' Fahmi Alqhai demonstrates once again what an expressive musician he has become, and with the viola da gamba as his “Wondrous Muse”, he recreates for CD a concert programme which he has been touring and refining over recent years. Following his ensemble album 'Rediscovering Spain' (performed with Accademia del Piacere) this new release from Glossa has a distinctively soloistic feel and approach to it, with Alqhai relishing the different moods and musical directions that his chosen musical “voice” permits him to take. Considering the instrument as so much more than a relic from the decaying aristocratic age of Louis XV in France, Alqhai demonstrates – by his choice of programme and his playing – the viol’s versatility, flexibility and depth of emotional response: music from Spanish, German and French Baroque masters of the instrument are joined by Alqhai’s own version of Joe Satriani's 'Always with me, always with you' rock number. Notably in his Satriani adaptation (but also in an old Spanish popular melody featuring the cantaor Arcángel, as well as elsewhere) Alqhai receives support from musician friends gathered at sessions in Seville, all helping to create – in marvellous sound – a new demonstration of the creative freedom that old music can allow in the right hands.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: GCDP33202


  • UPC: 8424562332027


  • Label: Glossa


  • Composer: Fahmi Alqhai, Gaspar Sanz, Jean de Sainte-Colombe, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Joe Satriani, Johann Sebastian Bach, Marin Marais, Santiago de Murcia


  • Performer: Arcangelo, Augustin Diassera, Fahmi Alqhai, Ignacio Del Valle, Johanna Rose, Juan Carlos Rivera, Pablo Martin Caminero, Pedro Estevan, Rami Alqhai



Works:


  1. Marizápalos, nombre de chica y de una melodia popular, for guitar (from Instrucción de Música sobre

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  2. Fandango

    Composer: Santiago de Murcia

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai, Pablo Martin Caminero (Double Bass), Pablo Martin Caminero (Violin), Augustin Diassera (Percussion)


  3. Passacalles por la C, for guitar (from Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española, Book 3)

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  4. Canarios II, for guitar (Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española, Book 2)

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai, Pablo Martin Caminero (Double Bass), Pablo Martin Caminero (Violin), Pedro Estevan (Percussion)


  5. Les Pleurs

    Composer: Jean de Sainte-Colombe

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  6. Work(s): Allemande

    Composer: Jean de Sainte-Colombe

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  7. Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: no 14, Les sauvages

    Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai, Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Juan Carlos Rivera (Theorbo)


  8. Always With Me, Always With You

    Composer: Joe Satriani

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai, Augustin Diassera (Percussion), Ignacio Del Valle


  9. Sonata, BWV 1003: Andante

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  10. Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 63)

    Composer: Marin Marais

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  11. La Guitare, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 107)

    Composer: Marin Marais

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai


  12. El canto de los pájaros, for voice, tenor viola & 4 violas da gamba

    Composer: Fahmi Alqhai

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai, Rami Alqhai, Rami Alqhai (Tenor Viola), Arcangelo (Voice), Johanna Rose, Ignacio Del Valle


  13. Les Pleureux: Sarabande

    Composer: Jean de Sainte-Colombe

    Performer: Fahmi Alqhai