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La Tirana Contra Mambrú: The Tonadilla and Popular Musical Comedies in Spain c. 1800

 
 
Artist
Raquel Andueza, soprano. Marta Infante, mezzo-soprano. Juan Sancho, tenor. Jordi Ricart, baritone. El Concierto Español. Emilio Moreno, violin & conductor.
Label Glossa
Format CD
Runtime/Release Date 62'34/2009
UPC 8424562203099
Daedalus Item Code 57547
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Led by Emilio Moreno, El Concierto Español performs spirited excerpts from satirical musicals by Blas de Laserna (1751–1816), Pablo Esteve (c. 1730–c. 1801), and Jacinto Valledor (1744–1809), whose La cantada vida y muerte del General Malbrú is the highlight of this outstanding program.

"My disc of the year…. The comic military monster of the Mambrú or Malbrú (emerging from the French song 'Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre') appears in all three [Valledor] tonadillas. He stands for arrogant French domination, and is symbolically pitted against la tirana, a ternary dance form rivalling the seguidillas, which represents Madrid's popular cultural resistance. The slim plots involving a handful of popular characters are just a pretext for socio-political satire put over in unfailingly catchy, clever music. Yet the genre is capable of considerable sophistication too: Valledor's opening scene, where General Malbrú takes leave of his mistress and hands her over to his page 'for consolation' breathes the same air as 'Non piu andrai' in Mozart's nearly contemporary Figaro. El Concierto Español plays with wonderful freshness, castanets and all, and are led with stylish point by Moreno. The singers, led by witty soprano Raquel Andueza, sing sweetly but never forget that these are not just pretty tunes but genuine miniature dramas…. Three strophic songs by Laserna about la tirana provide perfect foils to the tonadillas, and are most seductively put across by the peerless Andueza and co. Altogether it's hard to imagine a more perfect introduction to the genre. Viva la tonadilla!"—Zarzuela!

 
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