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Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado has spent two decades studying and performing music that bridges the period between the Late Renaissance and the Early Baroque. For this album he has focused on three North German composers from this transitional period: Michael, Hieronymus and Jacob Praetorius. These nine motets and two settings of the Magnificat are performed by the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Ensemble for this all-new recording on Archiv Produktion/Deutsche Grammophon.
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Pablo Heras-Casado - Praetorius / WFMT: New Release Of the Week
This album highlights early 17th-century works by Jacob, Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius; the latter is considered one of the most significant German composers of the era. Pablo Heras-Casado first established an interest in the repertoire as a young conductor, researching music in the Spanish National Library: "When I was nineteen, I was keen to prepare some concerts that would include Protestant music...
Pablo Heras-Casado - El Maestro Farinelli / The Guardian review
Most discs exploring the work of the castrato Farinelli concentrate, inevitably, on vocal music. Maverick conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, however, focuses not on the singer but on the impresario, by examining the period (1746-1759) when he was artistic director of the royal theatres in Madrid and Aranjuez, an appointment that effectively put Spain on the musical map. The disc feels bitty, the result, one s...
Pablo Heras-Casado - El Maestro Farinelli is WCLV's 'Choice CD'
Each month, WCLV: Cleveland Program Director Bill O'Connell selects a series of special CDs to be featured on the air throughout the month. Bill has selected Pablo Heras-Casado's El Maestro Farinelli and will be featuring it on Tue 7/1 Thu 7/10, Mon 7/21, W 7/30 Pablo Heras-Casado makes his Archiv debut with Concerto Cologne in orchestral and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the legenda...
Pablo Heras-Casado - El Maestro Farinelli / WQXR - 'Albums Of the Week'
No, this isn't another collection of arias associated with the legendary Italian castrato known as Farinelli. Rather, as the title suggests, the album is mostly instrumental, aside from two vocal tracks, and focuses on Farinelli's tenure as a sort of impresario to King Philip V in Madrid. There are rarely-performed symphonies by C.P.E. Bach and Johann Adolf Hasse; Spanish-inspired overtures by Jo...
Pablo Heras-Casado - El Maestro Farinelli is WQED CD Spotlight
Quickly becoming known as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his album debut with El Maestro Farinelli, on the recently re-launched label, Archiv Produktion for Deutsche Grammophon. This new album marks Heras-Casado's return to his core repertoire and musical heritage, performing instrumental and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the le...
Pablo Heras-Casado - El Maestro Farinelli / WFMT: New Release of the Week
Pablo Heras-Casado presents instrumental and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the legendary 18th-century castrato who served as impresario and court musician to the kings of Spain. This new album, with works by Hasse, Porpora and Jomelli, represents a fine selection of pieces, which Farinelli presented during his time as concert master/conductor in Madrid and Aranjuez. ‘El Maestro Farinelli' ...