The ensemble Vox Suavis (Dominique Vellard, Baptiste Romain and Ana Arnaz) builds bridges between medieval and Renaissance repertoires and traditional music, trying to find in this one new keys for their interpretation of early music. Common characteristics of these repertoires permit a confrontation that opens a new and richer perspective.
The bases of their work are recordings of the first half of the 20th century and transcriptions published in the same period, as well as medieval sources. Searching for a common ground for these repertories, the ensemble combines these sources of information and creates a special and unique style.
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CANTADERAS is the name of a women’s ensemble with a solid musical education in the field of medieval music, allowing the combination of musical repertoires from the 13th century (like Cantigas de St. María de Amigo, pieces from Notre Dame or from the trovadour’s repertoire) with other repertoires coming from oral traditional music, exclusively performed by women.
Both repertoires were transmitted primarily by oral means, this fact leading to common melodic, rhythmic, stylistic and formal characteristics. That is why juxtaposing these repertoires results in their mutual enrichment.
Anne Marie Lablaude, Ana Arnaz, June Telletxea and Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo approach this women’s repertoire, relying on the experience as early music singers.
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The Baroque ensemble was founded in 2003 in Basel, where all the members of the group studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The repertoire of La Cecchina goes from the end of XVI century until the end of XVII century, during this period the poliphony leaves the protagonism to the accompanied modody, and that offers the possibility to create bridges beetwen two different styles that allways appeared clearly separated: the Renaissance and the Baroque.
Since the founding of La Cecchina the ensemble has appeared at various festivals in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. The Swiss Radio DRS recorded the group’s interpretation of Francesca Caccini’s composition.
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