Jose de Orejón y Aparicio was the first Latin American-born musician who was appointed in Lima as Kapellmeister. The life of this forgot- ten eighteenth-century master coincides with a peak in the cultural development of the Peruvian capital. Orejón represents italianization of music with virtuoso outbursts for violin and vocals. His music is both typical Peruvian with powerful themes, delicate harmonies and ener- getic rhythms.
This CD is the first European recording devoted to the work of the great master of Lima. It comes accompanied by the hope that his name will be associated with the great composers of the period such as Nebra, Literes, José de Torres.