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Concert in Fribourg, Switzerland
On September 20, 2020, we will be in Fribourg, Switzerland, presenting a concert programme that explores the myriad of melodic formulas (known as divisions or diminutions) contained in Silvestro Ganassi’s 1535 publication, Fontegara, with an extraordinary team of musicians: María González (organ), Anna Danilevskaia (viols), María Cristina Kiehr (soprano), and Vicente Parrilla (recorders and artistic...
Transcription: Passacaglia improvisation (Warsaw 2014)
Here’s a new transcription of a passacaglia improvisation from a concert in Warsaw in 2014. Music notation is synced with the video below. Full view I recommend to view the full version here: it allows you to transpose the score, to slow down the music, loop sections, and see a visual keyboard, etc. Buy the...
Interview by Martin Erhardt
I have recently answered a few questions from fellow recorder player and improviser Martin Erhardt for the Deutsches Institut für Improvisation’s newsletter. Here’s the full text, published with their kind permission.
“Six Transcribed Improvisations on La Spagna”
I have just published a new e-edition (along with a series of synchronised transcription videos) of “Six Transcribed Improvisations on La Spagna, 2011–15” on my personal website. It’s a 99 pages, 1 MB PDF file, including score and parts, and it’s a free download. The article that accompanies the e-edition is loaded with audiovisual material,...
Concert at Varaždin Baroque Evenings, Croatia
A few photos from our concert at Varaždin Baroque Evenings Festival (September 27, 2016), courtesy of the festival.
Glosas live in Warsaw
Finally found some time to publish this here. Here’s the full concert audio (no edits, no cuts, no omissions, no tricks!) from our concert at Warsaw Music Encounters Festival, May 16, 2014. I’ve also uploaded it to YouTube, and for those of you who prefer SoundCloud, find (and download!) it also posted below. Glosas live...
Concert in Warsaw Music Encounters
I wish to thank Polish Composers’ Union for their kind invitation to perform at Warsaw Music Encounters Festival (Festiwal Warszawskie Spotkania Muzyczne). We’ve been asked to perform our Glosas program (whose music scores can be downloaded for free here) at a concert that will take place on May 16th, 2014 (19:00h) at the Royal Castle’s...
More Hispano Quartet at East Cork Early Music Festival
Photo gallery from our concert at East Cork Early Music Festival, courtesy of John Finn. More Hispano: Vicente Parrilla, Rami Alqhai, Miguel Rincón y Javier Núñez. “At its best, the group’s style came as close as anything I’ve heard to an early-music jam session, with caution thrown to the wind.” —The Irish Times, October 16,...
Review & photos from our concert at Innsbruck Early Music Festival
Just back from a week-long travel (which included a fruitful visit to the Meyer workshop in Biel, Switzerland) to perform at Innsbruck Early Music Festival. We had a great time there, both the concert hall (the Spanish Hall at Ambras Castle) and the audience were nothing short of great, and the festival’s team did a...
Concert at Sevilla Early Music Festival (FEMÀS) 2012
A few photos from our concert at Sevilla Early Music Festival (FEMÀS) 2012, courtesy of the festival. More Hispano: Johanna Rose, Javier Núñez, Vicente Parrilla, Rami Alqhai & Miguel Rincón.
GLOSAS, listed among the “Exceptional” CDs at Spanish magazine Scherzo
GLOSAS, as it already was the case with Yr a oydo, has been included in the Exceptional CDs list at Spanish magazine Scherzo’s latest issue. “Parrilla ofrece un amplio muestrario de recursos virtuosísticos. Los resultados son de una frescura, una espontaneidad y una vitalidad por completo subyugantes.” —Scherzo Magazine, 1 de enero de 2012 This...
GLOSAS—The Liner Notes
This is the full text of the essay included in GLOSAS, our new CD1. A pdf version of the booklet is available here, containing this same text in Spanish and German as well. 1. The idea “Glosas” is a very personal project which brings together original and unpublished material, and one that I’ve had in...
GLOSAS: New CD Now Available
The wait is over. I’m proud to present GLOSAS, More Hispano’s third CD: a very personal project which brings together original and unpublished material, and one that I’ve had in mind for a long time. Once again, a challenge. If our previous recording (Yr a oydo, 2010) intended to confront the enormous demand posed today...
Yr a oydo—The Liner Notes
Here is Vicente Parrilla’s essay—reproduced in full—included in the liner notes of Yr a oydo, our latest CD. We thought it useful to present the text here as well, so that it’s more easily accessible.1 “La terçera [manera] es sallir dela composition y yr a oydo, o a poco más o menos, no llevando...
Yr a oydo, listed among the “Exceptional” CDs at Spanish magazine Scherzo
Yr a oydo has been included in the Exceptional CDs list at Spanish magazine Scherzo’s latest issue. Here is the pdf file with the complete list. Read more about this CD. This CD is currently on sale. Buy now. But that’s not all. New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn gave Yr a oydo an...
The Yr a oydo recording story, as told in Twitter
On April 27th, almost a year ago now, we joined Twitter with the purpose of being able to keep everybody informed, step by step and on real time, of all details related to the Yr a oydo recording session. Naturally, we are still using it and, in case you still haven’t done it, we invite...
Yr a oydo, New CD Already Available
Yr a oydo, our latest, much-anticipated CD, has been just released and it’s already available through our website! It is our second CD in eleven long years, so that’s a big event for us! Recorded in April 2009 for German label Carpe Diem, Yr a oydo “represents one of the most original and powerful contributions...