Collection: Spanish and Portuguese Harpsichord Music

COMPOSERS: Cabezón,Carreira & Cabanilles,Coelho,Ximénez
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Music by Cabezón, Ximénez, Coelho, Carreira & Cabanilles
PERFORMER: Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 0560 DDD

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Sophie Yates’s 1993 debut CD offered a fine selection of French Baroque harpsichord music. For this second disc she has turned her attention south to Spain and Portugal and back to the 16th as well as 17th century. The repertoire, though less familiar, is certainly attractive – delightful examples of tiento and diferencias by Cabezón; Coelho’s compelling Segunda Susana; the ornate traceries of Ximénez and Cabanilles. And all played with a graceful eloquence that is quietly impressive. Graham Lock