Enrike Solinís Euskal Barrokensemble
Colores del sur
Spanish baroque music in an exciting dialogue with flamenco.
'There is no such thing as old music.' Spanish baroque guitarist and lute player Enrike Solinís likes to challenge his audience. 'All there is, is old music scores, and us musicians who inject our own experiences to give this heritage a new lease of life.' And that is what the Basque musician does with great verve. Solinís, who has played with the greats of the old music scene like Jordi Savall, René Jacobs and Emmanuelle Haïm, and his quartet show with amazing swing and rich improvisation how ‘flamenco’ old music from the 17th and 18th century can sound. The audience is treated to an entrancing collection of marionas, canarios, cumbés, jácaras, fandangos and passacaglias from the Spanish and Italian baroque tradition. Many of these dances with their repetitive structures are directly rooted in traditional folk music, believes Solinís. Music by Gaspar Sanz, Santiago de Murcia, Kapsberger and Scarlatti will be accompanied by palmas, castanets and cajón, giving them an entirely new sound.