JUAN FRANCISCO SANS
Dance Music & Coreography from Venezuela, 19th century
from: La Graciosa Sandunga, Teatro Juárez de Barquisimeto, Part 1 & 2
Andrés Barrios, clarinet; Bartolomé Díaz and Luis Felipe Santos, romantic guitars; Orlando Cardozo, cuatro; Mariantonia Palacios and Juan Francisco Sans, piano four hands; David Peña, doublebass; Omar Orozco, choreographies.
La Graciosa Sandunga, performed on Friday, september 13, 2013, Juárez Theater in the Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto. This spectacle shows a reconstruction of a tertulia in a typical salon of XIXth century Venezuela’s, based on historical documents. The music was excerpted from the Notebook of Ball Pieces from Different Authors by Pablo Hilario Giménez, a musical manuscript from Quíbor city, containing more than 505 compositions for dancing. The music was performed and danced according historical conventions and documents, like Heraclio Fernández’ Method for Acompanyng Ball Pieces in Venezuelan Style (1876), and the treatises School of French Countydances, or Quadrilles and New Gavotte, for the use of Venezuelan Youth (published in Caracas by George Corser in 1841), or the Collection of Spanish and French Countrydances (printed also in Caracas by Francisco Guerrero in 1852). The pieces performed in Part 1 are La Cachucha, a countrydance, two mazurkas by José Ángel Montero, Las Siete Estrellas waltz by José Ángel Montero, two polkas, Que te coge la vaca danza (sung by Andrés Barrios), and Turno de baile (only the contradanza, and in the Part 2, and continues with the waltz, the ¡Alerta! Polka, a mazurka by José Ángel Montero, and La Graciosa Sandunga danza.
2. Latin American Salon Music for Piano Four Hands
from: Dúo Sans Palacios
Mariantonia Palacios and Juan Francisco Sans, piano four hands.
Recital recorded live for Vale TV on June 13, 2015, in Villa Planchart, El Cerrito, Caracas. Spectacle produced by Gilda Lamuño, with dance genres of XIXth century Latin American Salon – countrydances, waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, danzas, gavottas and bambucos- with music originally written for piano four hands by authors from Brazil (Carlos de Mesquita), Costa Rica (Alejandro Monestel y José Joaquín Vargas Calvo), Colombia (Julio Quevedo y Diego Fallon), Puerto Rico (José Morel Campos), Cuba (Ignacio Cervantes), Estados Unidos (Louis Moreau Gottschalk) and Venezuela (Pablo Hilario Jiménez and José Ángel Montero), identified in the record.