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Videos: recital 2013-2014

Here are three videos of my final recital of the academic year 2013-2014 recorded on June 12, 2014 at Sevilla’s Conservatorio Superior.

Beautiful 16th century diminutions:

C. de Rore & R. Rogniono β€” Anchor che col partire
Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder (☞ Ganassi Tenor by Monika Musch)
Alejandro Casal, organ

This diminution is from Riccardo Rogniono’s diminution instruction book Passaggi per potersi essercitare nel diminuire terminatamente con ogni sorte d’instrumenti… (Venecia 1592).

A fine contemporary piece:

Calliope Tsoupaki β€” Charavgi
Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder (☞ Ganassi g-Alto by Monika Musch)

Charavgi means the very beginning of dawn in greek. As the composer explains she tried not only to describe this moment but tu create a transformation of the musical material which ends just in the moment of the sunrise.

More 16th century diminutions, but the second of the three rounds on the Madrigal was embellished by myself:

J. Arcadelt & D. Ortiz & M. Cord-to-Krax β€” Recercada II, Diferentia & Recercada III after O felici occhi miei
Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder (☞ Consort Tenor & g-Basset by Bob Marvin)
Alejandro Casal, harpsichord

This are 3 different versions of diminutions on the same madrigal: the first one are diminutions by Ortiz for the upper voice, the second version are diminutions by myself, after Ortiz, for the bass voice and the third version are again original diminutions by Ortiz as well for the bass voice. These appear as well in Ortiz’ great instruction book for diminutions Trattado de Glosas.

Glosas on O felici occhi miei β€” A video from last February’s students concert


J. Arcadelt & D. Ortiz & M. Cord-to-Krax β€” Recercada II, Diferentia & Recercada III after O felici occhi miei
Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder; Alejandro Casal, harpsichord

Last February’s student concert at Seville’s Conservatory was on the topic of 16th century music. I played three different versions of J. Arcadelt’s madrigal O felici occhi miei: the first one are diminutions by Diego Ortiz for the upper voice, played on a consort tenor blockflute by Bob Marvin. The second version are diminutions by myself, after Ortiz, for the bass voice and the third version are again original glosas by Ortiz as well for the bass voice β€” these are played on a consort g basset by Bob Marvin.

Pulchra es amica mea β€” A video from last Friday’s student concert

Last Friday we had our monthly recorder students’ concert at Seville’s Conservatory, whose topic was, this time, 16th century music. I played some beautiful diminutions by the always inventive F. Rognoni on G.P. da Palestrina‘s motet Pulchra es amica mea. The recorder I used is probably my favorite one: a renaissance tenor by recorder maker Bob Marvin. Anyway, this was the result:

G.P. da Palestrina & F. Rognoni β€” Pulchra es amica mea

Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder; Ventura Rico, viola da gamba; Alejandro Casal, harpsichord

‘… and thinke it not a smalle thinge to have lerned to playe on the pype or the recorder.’

β€” Nicholas Udall (1505-1556)