Música Dispersa joined in Barcelona in 1970, when they recorded their only album, published by Diabolo (reedited in 1979 by Edigsa), in which they developed a really avant-garde music, with hypnotic rhythms, eastern influences, and sensual voices (Selene) producing onomatopeyic sounds that transport you to another dimension. They had a very short life, round to one year. Their main composer was "El Cachas" from Madrid and among the members was a young Jaume Sisa, that was then an institution in the catalan music.
This CD is the first recording ever devoted entirely to Anthony Poole’s works. Accordingly we have aimed to present as wide as possible a cross-section of his work. However, his musical output probably included a large number of improvisations. Fortunately for us, some of them were judged worthy of being written down. As a result, at least some traces survive of what must have been a virtuoso art of improvisation. In addition there exists a repertoire of dance suites in the French style for the viol. Poole composed in both styles, as well as using the viol in ensemble pieces, such as the Sonata a 3 that opens this CD, in which the influence of the Austro-Italian stylus phantasticus is clearly recognisable.
Das Alte-Musik-Ensemble Musica Fiata mit dem Vokal-Ensemble La Capella Ducale unter der Leitung von Roland Wilson ist bekannt für die historische Genauigkeit seiner Interpretationen. Für viele seiner herausragenden CDs mit unbekanntem Repertoire hat das Ensemble Preise gewonnen und ein hohes internationales Ansehen erlangt.
Auch das Kaiserrequiem von Johann Joseph Fux ist eine Entdeckung und bisher nie in einer solchen Qualität eingespielt worden.