Canal March

Iberia. Musical Relations between Portugal and Spain (II). Cantatas by Jaume de la Té y Sagau

Ana Quintans, Carlos Mena, Ruth Verona and Carlos García-Bernalt

Works by J. de la Té y Sagau

The cantata reached the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the seventeenth century. Originating in Italy, it replaced the villancicoat liturgical celebrations and consolidated its place in the secular sphere. The composer Jaume de la Té y Sagau, who was born in Barcelona but resided in Lisbon, personified the success of the introduction of this genre to the Portuguese and Spanish courts, publishing 166 secular and 87 sacred cantatas between 1715 and 1726.

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