“The revelation of a vanished musical continent
It is a source of pride for the K617 label honour to have been the promoter and driving force behind a crucial musicological discovery: the missing portion of the universal phenomenon of Baroque music, born beyond the oceans, which had been thought lost forever. Now imitated by others (but never equalled!), this policy was immediately backed by the AFAA (Association Française d’Action Artistique, a division of the French Foreign Ministry) and the Fondation Paribas (now Fondation BNP PARIBAS). It has been constantly accompanied by a multitude of diffusion and training initiatives and exchange and overseas aid programmes, run in partnership with "LE COUVENT" Centre International des Chemins du Baroque de Saint-Ulrich at Sarrebourg (Moselle département), which have been aimed successively at Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and Chile.
This voyage of discovery into the heart of a lost continent of music has drastically changed our view of musical history, and it is of prime importance to discover each step of the journey through these recordings. Gabriel Garrido was the pioneer who began the adventure, in the company of the musicians of Elyma, the Coro de Niños de Cordoba and the Cor Vivaldi-El Petits Cantors de Catalunya. But this ‘saga’ has also revealed the talents of new arrivals: the splendid Camerata de Caracas, the Ensemble Louis Berger of Buenos Aires, the Ensemble Ars Longa of Havana, the ensembles Vox Brasiliensis and Turicum, or, finally, the Jovenes Musicos of Urubicha, whose mellow, naive expressiveness is proof of the miracle of ‘living Baroque’, preserved for more than two centuries by the natives in this Bolivian region on the edge of the Amazon forest.“ Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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