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Aurea Proportio - Danze del Medioevo (1998)
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:44:01 PM »



http://www.sonusantiqva.org/i/A/AureaProportio/1998DanzeMedioevo.html



Un concierto grabado, con dos ediciones diferentes. La segunda edición tiene una pista más, con un nombre 'decente' (La Quarte Estampie Royal), porque las 'antiguas' son muy lacónicas (V Estampie). Lo del secolo se lo podían haber ahorrado, todo es del XIII o del XIV. La pista 'nueva' (¿será también del concierto?) la han colocad al principio y la 'antigua' primera pista la han trasladado al final, con lo que el resto conserva la numeración; pero también podrían haber colocado la pista nueva al final, aunque quizá hayan pensado que es mejor empezar un disco de danze con una estampie y no con una lauda.

No parece que tenga muchos discos este grupo, que seguramente es una de esas reencarnaciones de grupos italianos que aparecen y desaparecen. No he investigado, pero recuerdo a Luigi Polsini de Chominciamento di Goia, que precisamente habían grabado el año anterior la CSM 179 en Peccatori e Santi, según he visto al actualizar la página de la cantiga.

Las interpretaciones están bien, me han parecido correctas, sin nada de particular mencionable. Lo que no me ha parecido tan bien es la traducción inglesa de las notas, que me ha dado apuro copiar en la página, así que las copio aquí (tal vez se han hecho con traductor automático, aderezadas luego con alguna que otra errata).



Among the most important forms in the Middle Age we can find those of dance, as entertainment of all social classes. The most usual forms, with the linguistic differences of foreign european cultures, are: saltarello, piva e giga in Italy, estampie, stampipes in Europe.
Almost all of them are in three-syllable rhythm, for dynamic and skipping movements, still far from pavana and lowered dances of sec. XV.
The use of wind and pecussion instruments accentuates the popular origins of medieval dances.
Nearby the instrumental compositions, in the italian late Middle Age there is the lauda. Usually conceived as religious and moral text, it was performed in responsorial form, with a celebrant singing the principal melody and people answering with a refrain. We cannot exclude that lauda were accompained by popular instruments, such as ciaramella, piva and surely percussions. Some of them were used as processional forms, so there were a movement rhythmically organized. The instrumental compositions are usually characterized by the repetition of "open" "closed" form, so that there is a musical segments alteration.
The suspension of the "open" segment comes to the loosening and closing point with the "closed" movement. There are also some "trial" compositions, with more complex musical lines, rhythmically reach to evidence the instrument's expressive capability and the executor cleverness. Probably these compositions had more intellectual destinations late dated In Italy most of all.

A mention on the instruments
The bowed string and plucked string instruments, such as the viella, the rebab or ribeca, the cittern and the lute or oud in the arabian countries surely derive from middle-eastern countries, and arrive in Europe with trading and cultural exchanges throught Byzantium's door. A similar relationship among the percussion instruments is with the castanets and frame-drum, while the symphonia and the wind instruments have european origin and development.

Remo Guerrini


The instrumental ensamble Aurea Proportio was born in 1993 by a musicians group with classic education. It takes interest in the origins of ancient music, that arranges and interprets with great cleverness. The instruments played by the ensamble are built by the musicians themselves after the historical and iconographical research