Published in Rome in 1553 and re-discovered during the 20th-Century, the 'Tratado de Glosas' by Spanish composer Diego Ortiz offers, through many variations called 'recercadas', an unmatched panorama of the instrumental music of its time. The reissue of this 1990 album in the Heritage series enables us to listen to one of Jordi Savall s best accomplishments, alongside Ton Koopman and Rolf Lislevand. On various themes, including 'La Folia' and 'Doulce memoire', Diego Ortiz and Jordi Savall demonstrate their science and their spirit of invention for our greatest entertainment!
Whether for the short, four-part suite for solo gamba or the lithe but weighty dances of the final Recercadas sobre tenores the music of Tratado de Glosas is both lyrical and melodically imaginative... A fine album. --Tim Woodall, Early Music Today- December 2013
Perf (5/5) ***** Rec (5/5) ***** 'The virtuoso Jordi Savall surveys Diego Ortiz s treatise on decoration, variation and improvisation. Wonderful.' --Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine January 2014