JUAN FRANCÉS DE IRIBARREN (1699-1767): Aria Arde el furor intrépido, Cantatas Prosigue acorde lira, Nebado Albergue and Alegrese la tierra, JAYME TORRENS (1741-1803): Villancicos: Guiados de una estrella reluciente, Soberano Señor and O! Adalid invencible.
Catalogue Number: 09T019
Description: Torrens succeeded his friend and employer Iribarren as Maestro di capilla at the cathedral in Málaga so this recording gives us examples of nearly 70 years of sacred music from Andalusia. Torrens’ (from the 1770s and 80s) are shorter than Iribarren’s and are close to Viennese Classical style while the latter’s (from 174o and 1742) are longer and still in baroque style. The notes are copious, well-translated and interesting. Spanish-English texts. María Espada (soprano), José Hernández Pastor (alto), Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla; Diego Fasolis.