Capella de Ministrers
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    CAPELLA DE MINISTRERS
    Carles Magraner

    Delia Agúndez, soprano
    Toni Aparisi, danza
    Carles Magraner, viola da gamba
    Robert Cases, laúd renacentista y tiorba

    Disco grabado por “dbc estudios” el 31 de julio, 1 y 2 de agosto de 2019 en la Iglesia de Santa María de Requena (Valencia).

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    “¡Oh, músicos! Porque mi propio corazón tañe ‘Mi corazón está lleno de aflicción’. ¡Oh! Cantad alguna cancioncilla alegre que me consuele” Hace cinco años, Carles Magraner nos planteó un tema que, desde hace tiempo, le mantenía profundamente cautivado: la representación de la locura y su relación con Don Quijote de la Mancha en la música de su tiempo. Sus investigaciones alumbraron el programa Chiaroscuro, que aún hoy nos lleva por todo el mundo, y solidificaron una íntima formación en trío configurada por el propio Magraner, Robert Cases y yo. Con nuestro Siglo de Oro y la honda sensibilidad de sus historias, atravesamos la armadura del vetusto caballero. Hallamos a un Alonso Quijano enfermo de pesadumbre, sublevado ante su realidad y apegado lunáticamente al tiempo perdido. Supuso el primer fleco de un seductor hilo dorado que nos guió hasta Inglaterra.
    Cervantes y su Quijote o William Shakespeare con su Hamlet fueron hijos de la melancolía, al igual que toda la Europa del siglo XVI. Se hallaban sometidos a una autoridad ineficaz y a un dios desesperanzador, generadores de crueles enfrentamientos religiosos e insensibles ante la muerte de su pueblo. Ante tal desamparo, la sociedad se aferró forzosamente al intelecto y a su humana esencia, plagada de complejidades morales.

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    A NEVER-ENDING CIRCLE
    “O, musicians, because my heart itself plays ‘My heart is full of woe’: O, play me some merry dump, to comfort me.” Five years ago, Carles Magraner suggested a subject to us that had fascinated him for years: how madness is represented and how Don Quixote is connected to the music of the time. Magraner’s research inspired our Chiaroscuro repertoire, which still takes us all over the world today and also laid the foundations for our tightly-knit trio, made up of Magraner himself, Robert Cases and me. With our Golden Age and the great sensitivity of its stories, we were able to pierce through the ancient knight’s armour and discovered Alonso Quijano, sick with sorrow, in rebellion against his own reality and clinging crazily to a lost time. This was the first piece in an enticing golden thread that led us to England.
    Cervantes and his Don Quixote and William Shakespeare with his Hamlet were both grandfathered by melancholy, just like everyone in Europe in the 16th century. They were suppressed by feckless authorities and an unforgiving god, a combination leading to cruel and merciless religious conflicts, unperturbed as the populace died. Thus abandoned, society had no choice but to cling to the intellect and to the essence of the human being, rife with all its moral complexity. Show less
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