Ensemble Elyma       (Gabriel Garrido)       (K617 037)
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Ensemble Elyma       (Gabriel Garrido)       (K617 037)
V2406. Gabriel Garrido Cond.Ensemble Elyma: Domenico Zipoli L'Européen Les Chemins du Baroque, vol.7, K617 037. (France) K617 037, recorded 1993. Handsome slipcase Edition w.Brochure. [The French label K617 was launched in 1990 and has issued numerous recordings, many of which have received important awards such as Diapason d’Or de l’année, RTL d’Or, ffff Télérama, Fondation Cini à Venise. Its ‘Pathways of the Baroque’ series explores forgotten treasures of the European and Latin American Baroque.] Final sealed copy! - 3383510000379


“After 'Zipoli l'Américain', this recording acquaints us with works composed by the future Jesuit in his native Italy before he emigrated. Two euphoric secular cantatas alternate with a violin sonata, and above all with remarkable organ works, interpreted by Dominique Ferran on Corsica's finest organ. Ensemble Elyma is an early music ensemble specialising in the baroque musical heritage of Latin America, led by Gabriel Garrido. The French label K617 has been undertaking a number of collaborative projects with musicians from Central and South America and the results have seen the recording of some amazing repertoire and the uncovering of some seriously neglected compositional talents. The singing and instrumental playing of the Ensemble Elyma is first rate, helped in particular by the acquisition of the cornett player Jean Tubery of ‘La Fenice’, whose ornamental decorations are marvellous. Gabriel Garrido also gets the best out of his singers, especially some wonderful sopranos who sound completely at home in this repertoire. The names of individual soloists are not mentioned so it is impossible to say who is who, but this doesn’t matter too much as the quality is consistent from all of the Ensemble Elyma singers. These secular works in particular have a lot going for them. The packaging is attractive and a large booklet has useful information and really stylish design.”

- Peter Wells, musicweb-international.com