After a debut concert in Faro (Pt), my collaboration with brilliant harpsichordist María González has developed into an established duo devoted to Renaissance and Baroque repertoires.

Programmes

Italian Renaissance

Ganassi’s Parnassus
Instrumental diminution in Sylvestro Ganassi’s Venice

Handwritten cadences by Ganassi
Handwritten cadences by Ganassi

Works by Mouton, Gombert, Tiburtino, Willaert, Fogliano, de Rore et al.

María González and Vicente Parrilla at ORDA Festival Amsterdam 2019. Photo by Yat Ho Tsang - Yatho Photography
María González and Vicente Parrilla at ORDA Festival Amsterdam 2019. Photo by Yat Ho Tsang - Yatho Photography

Vicente Parrilla, recorder
María González, organ

This programme can also be performed as a trio or quartet.

Programme notes (extract)

As it is well known, Ganassi’s treatise Fontegara (1535), despite being the largest published repository of embellishing formulas from the Renaissance, is devoid of actual musical pieces. This fact poses two main issues for today’s performers: we can’t know for sure the specific repertory to which he may have applied his diminutions. At the same time, the lack of embellished pieces by the author deprives us of models that could serve us as examples when ornamenting new pieces. However, a close exam of his published works gives numerous hints in both directions.

An example of diminutions after Ganassi by Vicente Parrilla
An example of diminutions after Ganassi by Vicente Parrilla

All recorder diminutions have been chosen and organised by Vicente Parrilla and belong to Fontegara. Likewise, all keyboard diminutions have been chosen and adapted by María González and are taken from Fontegara.


French Baroque

Un Doux Repos
Musiques pour flûtes à la chambre du Roy

Prelude by Hotteterre, extract

Works by Hotteterre, Philidor, Bousset, Lambert et al.

Vicente Parrilla, recorder
María González, harpsichord

This programme can also be performed as a trio or quartet.

María González and Vicente Parrilla at ORDA Festival Amsterdam 2019. Photo by Eero Saunamäki
María González and Vicente Parrilla at ORDA Festival Amsterdam 2019. Photo by Eero Saunamäki

Also as a duo