Harmonia Podcast #125: Baroque Music of Colonial Bolivia

26

June
2010

The latest installment of ensemble Florilegium‘s Bolivian Baroque series is just as good as the first two—beautifully performed and impeccably recorded. They clearly have a feel for the music and are now associated with a repertoire that other European ensembles rarely touch.

But it is all to easy to forget the person who made the music available to the world in the first place.

Father Piotr Nawrot, Polish priest and musicologist, spent many years putting together twenty-seven volumes—studying, compiling, editing, reconstructing—of what is now a priceless treasure from Bolivia’s colonial past. In fact, it was Father Nawrot who sought out Florilegium and got them interested.

Behind every fine early music ensemble there’s a tireless researcher who has done an immense amount of work.

LISTEN: #125—Florilegium and the Bolivian Baroque Series

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