Music of Spain

Music of Spain

Their’s a lot of music around the world, and from time to time, I’m going to type about it, and in this blog, Music of Spain, is no exception.


Virtually identical with the Andalusian Gipsy genre known as flamenco, the musicof Spain now extends to a whole lot of other styles. In its early historyspecifically in the initial years of the Christian era, there was a convergence ofdiverse cultural streams namely the Romans, Greeks, Germans, Jews and Arabs. Theflair rose to ranks since it was entirely a different flavor from the rest of whattranspired in Europe at that instance.

Notation in the music of Spain only flourished in the eight century. It wasactually late since it was first popularized by the Ancient Greeks but
was again revived in the sixth century by Isidore of Seville. He wrote a bookabout it wherein all the while, he was thinking that he was the brainchild of themelodic approach. It just showed that his research was not that extensive.However, he was still an innovator because he was the one who took account of theearliest information of the harmony composition in the Christian Church.

In the Renaissance period, it was the entry of the century polyphonic vocal flairin the music of Spain. Closely connected to the Franco Flemish writers, theapproach was all the more popularized when the country was involved with the HolyRoman Empire under the rule of Charles V. The creations by Luis de Narvaez, AlonsoMudarra and Luis de Milan were regarded as the greatest achievements at thatepoch. At the same time, the first instructional manual for guitars by Gaspar Sanzwas introduced.

When the 17th century was ending, Classicism in the music of Spain was waning. Thetradition was inspired by the works of Italian Antonio Soler. There were alsoothers from Italy such as Domencio Scarlatti and Luigi Boccherini that wereemployed in the court of Madrid because of their expertise. As for RomanticSinofism, Juan Crisistomo Arriaga is the person responsible for initiating it inhis place of origin.

Zarzuela is also another form that was established as a music of Spain. Defined asa native type of subtle theater, it is takes on a secular arrangement where thelikes of Tomas Breton, Federico Chueca and Ruperto Chapi are the notableindividuals who popularized the kind. Creativity moved on to folk and popularkinds extending until the nationalist renewal of the late Renaissance and Baroqueperiod.

There is still actually a long list of history attached to Hispanic rhythms buteven just reading the entirety will exhibit a notion of its richness.

Music of Spain

Music of Spain

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