The San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts is hosting the presentation of the album Francesco Supriani - El desembarco del violoncello en España, released by the Cobra Records label.
The album includes the presentation of the violinist, Cibrán Sierra, the cellist, Guillermo Turina and the harpsichordist, Silvia Márquez. Furthermore, the recital which is made up of a selection of the best melodies by the transalpine composer is performed by Tomoko Matsuoka from Japan, the soprano Eugenia Boix and Guillermo Turina himself.
Franceso Supriani was named the lead cellist at the Barcelona Royal Chapel in 1708. In this way, Supriani became the first musician in Spain to be considered as a cellist. After two years service, he moved to Naples, where he retired.
The limited works by Supriani that have made it to the present reflect both the possibilities of the cello and some of the facets of the virtuoso musician.
Cast and Creative Team:
Baroque Cello - Guillermo Turina
Soprano - Eugenia Boix
Harpsichord - Tomoko Matsuoka
Francesco Supriani – Sinfonia di violoncello à solo, Amoroso, Allegro Assai, Larghetto, Presto, Toccata undecima con diminuzione, Cantata Chi m’invola da te, mio beltesoro?, Recitativo, Aria. Amoroso, Recitativo, Aria. Larghetto, Cantata Bella, se un di potessi, Recitativo, Aria. Larghetto, Recitativo, Aria. Andante