Friday, May 4, 2012

Flecha: Las Ensaladas

Mateo Flecha (1481-1553) was the first Spanish composer to develop the Ensalada genre to a high level of formal perfection. His work continued to influence subsequent generations of composers, including in the madrigal genre.

The ensaladas (literally 'salads' or 'cocktails') of the early-16th-century Spanish master Mateo Flecha ara bizarre vocal works, brilliantly combining snatches of folk-songs, church music, courtly part-song and negro song, and full of stunningly virtuosic vocal effect.

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