The violinist Daniel Pinteño along with training Concerto 1700, of which he is director and founder, present the disk Joseph Castel (1737-1807): String Trios, six trios for two violins and bass, by Jose Castel (1737-1807), an outstanding and versatile Navarrese theater music composer especially known for his scenic compositions (especially his Tonadillas) in the Villa and Court of Madrid. Likewise, for decades he was chapel master at Tudela Cathedral and left behind an important repertoire of music
This work is the first recording in modern times of the complete string trios by José Castel, Editing by Raul Angulo (Ars Hispanic Association) based on the edition that is deposited in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The six trios recorded on this album were edited in Paris by Jean-Pierre Roudelle.
As the musicologist Raúl Ángulo explains in the album's booklet, Castel wrote five of the six trios that make up the Castel collection in major key keys and one solo, the trio IV, in minor mode, a common practice in much of the chamber music collections published in the second half of the 18th century.
To Daniel Pinteño: “Deep down, these trios have something of the essence of Castel's scenic works since we find a great palette of affects and colors, as well as melodies and musical twists that take us to the stage music of the Spanish 18th century”.
Daniel Pinteño and Concerto 1700 They are specialized in the historicist interpretation with period instruments of works that range from the earliest stages of the Baroque to the beginning of Romanticism.. Together they carry out an important task of recovering musical heritage, especially Spanish composers of the 17th and 18th centuries who, for one reason or another, were relegated to oblivion. To Pinteño: our latest album, «Gaetano Brunetti: Entertainment", opened the path of chamber music and this Castel CD is another step in our process of exploring the elegant and exquisite world of chamber music with historical instruments”.
String trios enjoyed great popularity throughout the 18th century, as can be seen in Brunetti's production, Boccherini and Oliver y Astorga, all of them contemporary composers of Castel. The trios recorded on this CD are good proof of the great level of sophistication that the genre reached without going any further for Daniel Pinteño: “In these trios, the composer gives each instrument a unique personality, favoring the color palette that the listener can enjoy throughout the entire album”. Castel was a competent and versatile composer who cultivated the main musical genres of his time, from liturgical music to stage and symphonic music. In addition to the six trios for two violins recorded on this album by Daniel Pinteño and Concerto 1700, Castel published in Paris Six duets pour deux violins (1775) and composed sonatas for keyboard and various symphonies for orchestra.
Under the direction of Daniel Pinteño (fiddle) the components of Concerto have worked on the new album 1700 Fumiko Morie (violin) Y Ester Domingo (cello). Joseph Castel (1737-1807): String Trios It was recorded in Madrid, specifically in the Basilica of San Miguel in November 2021. The physical sale of the album will be available in stores throughout Europe (in Spain it can be found in El Corte Inglés and Fnac) as well as in the Concerto online shop 1700 www.1700classics.es and can be heard on platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube Music among others.