Maza, Palacios, Soles & Sor: Romancillo / Lospalluti, Pugliese Mandolin Academy

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“ … Ne quid nimis”, “nothing more than the necessary … ” – so in the early twentieth century the philosopher Ortega y Gasset expressed his idea of a “suprarealist” art, an aesthetic capable of overcoming the sentimental sublimation of late Romanticism or positivistic Realism. It was during these years that in Spain poets, musicians, artists, composers, philosophers, were processing a new vision of the world and Spain itself. Looking at the experience of Manuel de Falla, but in a way going beyond this, the composers of the Grupo de los Ocho sought a Spanish way to create a European musical language, moving away from the passive to late Romantic folklorism. It is neoclassicism, which in Spain it takes a particular shape as casticismo, a Iberian inclination to combine the search of formal elements from its glorious past with the acquisition of popular element praised and utilized into a oneness and universal perspective. It is with this perspective that the guitar becomes the core element of this dialectic …

Product Description:

  • Release Date: April 21, 2023

  • Catalog Number: STR37247

  • UPC: 8011570372475

  • Label: Stradivarius

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: 20th Century

  • Composer: Regino Sainz de la Maza, Antonio Jose Martinez Palacios, Miguel Llobet Soles, Fernando Sor

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Accademia Mandolinistica Pugliese

  • Performer: Leonardo Lospalluti, Umberto Cafagna, Mauro Squillante