Opera Zapico

The Independent (UK) | 6 December 2013

Forma Antiqva, the early-music ensemble formed by the three Zapico brothers, here offers a fascinating selection of opera music from Monteverdi to Mozart, mostly arias arranged as instrumentals, with the vocal lines most often taken by harpsichord, organ, or theorbo. It's the kind of pan-cultural exercise one associates with Jordi Savall's Hesperion XX, especially the fascinating blends of cultural indications involved in, say, applying Arabic percussion behind jangling guitars and harpsichord on Rameau's "Air Pour Les Sauvages" or realising Mozart's "Batti, Batti, O Bel Masetto" in an arrangement of guitar and pipe-organ that recalls the English folk stylings of Shirley & Dolly Collins. Elsewhere, "Se Giunge Un Dispetto" is a merry dance of recorder over warmly prancing harpsichord.

Opera Zapico

Opera music from Monteverdi to Mozart arranged as instrumentals by Aarón Zapico, Daniel Zapico and Pablo Zapico

Winter & Winter September 2013

18 eurosFree delivery to Spain.
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"Asturiano del Mes" del periódico La Nueva España, Excelente Audio Clásica, Excepcional Scherzo, Goldberg 4 estrellas, "Grupo del Año 2010" de la TV del Principado de Asturias, Melómano de Oro, Nomination ICMA 2011, 2012 & 2014, Prelude Classical Music, "Premios de la Música en Asturias" 2012, Premio Serondaya a la Innovación Cultural 2012, Recomendado CD Compact, Ritmo Excelente, Supersonic Pizzicato.


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