Which versions of the later Folia have been
written down, transcribed or recorded?
(in alphabetical order of composer, letter Z)
DT>Zebell, Erik Lorens (also: Lorentz) (1767-1819)
Variations ou études sur les airs Que ne suis-je la fougère et Les Folies d'Espagne He was a Swedish musician and official. Zebell was secretary, musicians and composers. He left Sweden in 1801 or in 1802 and was hired three years later as a violinist at the Vaudeville Theatre in Paris
No published music of Les Folies d'Espagne found.
in Fétis, François-Joseph, Biographie universelle des musiciens…, tome 8, 2e édition, Paris, 1868, p.51
Thanks to François-Emmanuel de Wasseige for detecting this item in literature
Zetterholm, Finn and Selander, Marie (duo)
Hanna Björk wrote about this composition in March 2005:
As a fan of the Finnish folk music group JPP I see that you consider the
tune Lampaan polska a version of La Folia. If so, there is a Swedish
folk tune with the same name which is extremely similar. The start
of the tune is exactly the same, then it is slightly different in the end
(note here, that in the recording if I remember correctly puts the tune
together with another tune, they often do that). The basic tune Lampaan
polska I think is very similar to something I heard as a child.
It was recorded by Finn Zetterholm and Marie Selander, on an album called
'Lillfar och lillmor'. The lyrics go like this (I've written the lyrics down from memory):
Text in Swedish and the translation in English
Katten och källingen
dom nappades om vällingen
katten slog källingen
så han föll i vällingen
Aj aj, sade källingen
jag brände mig av vällingen
Jam jam sade katten
du kund' ha unnat mig få hatt'en.
The cat and the kid
fought over the gruel
The cat hit the kid
so it fell into the gruel
Ouch ouch said the kid
I burnt myself on the gruel
Meow meow said the cat
You could have let me have it.
Finn Zetterholm and Marie Selander 'Lillfar och lillmor'
Released as LP 1970 by SR Records order number RHLP 1101 and as compact disc August 1999 Naxos-label NAX-GAMM 023
Recording date: unknown
Zimmermann, Christian & Mattes, Ralf (ensemble)
Follias (18th century)
Unfortunately no source is mentioned for these follias in the slipcase nor
are the tracks specified for the instruments.
Christian Zimmermann wrote about this composition in an e-mail May 2004:
The folia that Ralf Mattes (theorbo) and I recorded is an adaptation of
Folia-variations by Santiago de Murcia, Corelli and
Marais. I hope
you will excuse the term 'anonymous', that facilitated the naming of the piece. The manuscript of de
Murcia was originally composed for solo guitar (Manuscript Saldivar).
Zimmermann, Christian (barock guitar) and Mattes, Ralf (theorbe)
Released 2002 by Bella Musica Edition, Antes Edition
compact disc BM-CD 31.9167
Recording date: December 14-16, 2001 Studio Melodies,
D-79224 Umkirch, Germany
Instruments: baroque guitar a copy of A. Voboan's model
built by Matthias Wagner, baroque theorbe a copy of W. Tieffenbrucker
built by Matthias Wagner.
Zipoli, Domenico (1688-1726)
Retirada del Emperador de los dominicos de España
The Folia-theme of the last 8 bars is played once in the introduction of the piece. It is unknown if it is part of
the composition or just the intro by the performer.
Source for the composition is the books for keyboard San Rafael of Chiquitos, collected by the
originally Swiss Jesuit missionary Martin Schmid. The manuscript contained some
pieces by Domenico Zipoli (who was familiar with the compositions
of both Pasquini and Corelli)
and his style is recognizable in many of the pieces.
Broggini, Norberto 'De la musique des conquistadores au livre d'orgue
des indiens Chiquitos'
Released 1998 by Discographique lorrain K.617 compact
disc set of 3 discs K617093/3 with the support of the French Ambassy
Recording date: April 18-20, 1998 organ of Santa Clara
in Sucre, Bolivia
Zollbrecht, Stefan (1988- )
La Follia for piano solo (2013)
Stefan Zollbrecht wrote about the Folía theme:
"La Follia" is a set of variations which harmony scheme has already been used in the 16th century. Many well-known composers had fun with it (read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folia). A new piece with old roots: a new theme upon a harmony concept which has been proved over hundreds of years, and some surprises in addition
Opening of 'La Follia'
2015, S. Zollbrecht
Published sheet music November 2013 order number ID SM-000225438
5 pages, size 29 x 21 cm in pdf
Recording date: February 2014 in Regensburg, Germany