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Arianna Savall, born in Switzerland, studied in Basel and Terrassa. She began studying early music performance practise with Rolf Lislevand at the Toulouse Conservatory in 1992. Between 1996 and 2001 she returned to Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for postgraduate studies in singing with Kurt Widmer and historical harp studies with Heidrun Rosenzweig, and in 2006/7 studied Spanish baroque harp ... Read more in Amazon's Arianna Savall Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Jun. 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ECM New Series
  • ASIN: B0082HGR4Q
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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  1. El mestreArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 6:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Buenas nochesArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Ya salió de la marArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Om kveldenArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen & Sveinung Lilleheier 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. El marinerArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 6:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Le Chant des étoilesArianna Savall & Sveinung Lilleheier 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Morena me llamanArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen & Miquel Àngel Cordero 6:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Bendik og ÅroliljaArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 7:01Album Only
  9. Ormen LangeArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. TarantelaArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. The Water Is WidePetter Udland Johansen 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. El noi de la mareArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier & David Mayoral 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Josep i MariaArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier & David Mayoral 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. PenselstrøkArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen & Sveinung Lilleheier 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. HallingArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Yo m'enamorí d'un aireArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 5:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Trollmors vuggesangArianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Sveinung Lilleheier, Miquel Àngel Cordero & David Mayoral 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Hirundo Maris is Latin for "sea swallow" and, like that bird's nomadic flight, singer and harpist Arianna Savall's quintet - part early music ensemble, part folk group - drifts on musical currents between Norway and Catalonia, and adds its own songs, created on the wing. Savall and co-leader Petter Udland Johansen have shaped a band with a bright, glistening timbral blend, capped by Arianna's ice-clear voice, eminently well-equipped to address songs of the north and the south.

Arianna Savall's leader debut for ECM New Series follows her distinguished contributions to Rolf Lislevand's Nuove musiche and to Helena Tulve's Lijnen - sensuous early music on the one hand, bracingly contemporary composition on the other. In both genres she has proven to be a charismatic singer. Hirundo Maris, with its very fresh instrumental textures, takes another trajectory.

Savall and Petter Udland Johansen describe their project as a journey linking the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Near the centre of the sound are Arianna's sparkling harps and the drones of Johansen's Hardanger fiddle; when the colours of the mandolin and more unexpectedly the Dobro (not often heard outside bluegrass contexts) are added, a message is sent about the universality of song as well as of the transatlantic travels of old ballads...

Arianna Savall's voice is already familiar to many who have followed the outstanding work of her parents, Catalan viol master Jordi Savall and singer Montserrat Figueras: until 2008 Arianna played and sang as a member of her father's ensembles, including Hespèrion XXI. This album is dedicated to the memory of her mother, who died in December 2011.

Personnel: Arianna Savall (voice, Gothic harp, Italian triple harp), Petter Udland Johansen (voice, hardanger fiddle, mandolin), Sveinung Lilleheier (guitar, dobro, voice), Miquel Àngel Cordero (double-bass, voice), David Mayoral (percussion, voice)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By degrant on 8 Aug. 2012
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I can do little but echo the existing (high) recommendation. This self-styled journey linking the Mediterranean and the North Sea indeed sounds like a cross between Norway's Trio Mediaeval and Amina Alaoui's recent "Arco Iris" (to whose title "Hirundo Maris" alludes). Arianna Savall has a beautiful voice worthy of her late mother to whom the album is dedicated and she and Petter Udland Johansen lead a creation spanning the purity of opener "El Mestre" to the richly evocative "El Mariner", complete with sounds of the waves and the intertwining of male and female voice to the otherwordly textures on medieval ballad Bendik og Årolilja. While the album might outstay its welcome for some, it is beatifully conceived, planned, executed and presented and deserves much greater recognition that it has received to date.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MarGorsson on 14 July 2012
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This CD of songs from Spain and Norway is an intriguing and compelling marriage of folk songs with an exquisite accompaniment of folk instruments including the Hardingfele and gothic harp. There is a most moving dedication to Arianna's mother Montserrat Figueras from whom Arianna learnt the songs featured on this CD. Highly recommended.
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By PJW Kentie on 27 Feb. 2014
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Have seen this music performed live after hearing the CD. A drive of 400 km's: well worth it.... The CD has hasn't been far out of reach....
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Francisco Carvalho on 14 Oct. 2012
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Fantastic fusion of sound from the north (Norway) and south (Catalonia). Great voices and sounds excellent. This CD is dedicated to the memory of Montserrat Figueras, Arianna Savall mother.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous, Luminous Album 15 Sept. 2012
By E. C Goodstein - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely beautiful album. Savall and Johansen's voices are crystalline clear and beautiful. And they're both fine
instrumentalists too: the accompaniment (solo/duo or small group), if mostly spare, is very telling and interestingly arranged.
As many of Savall's projects, it joins and weaves elements of various European classical, folk and early music strands very effectively.
And I think this is one of her very best: enhanced rather than diminished by the sympathetic contrast/complement of
Johansen's voice and playing. I love Savall's mother, Monserrat Figueras, too: this though is a fine testament to Savall's
own marvelous talent.
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Hirundo Maris "Sea Swallow" 6 Mar. 2013
By Kate - Published on Amazon.com
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I had heard it before and was familiar with a number of the songs on it. I think the music is pretty and I think it is well done.
Lovely unusual music 30 April 2013
By Irving D. Halper - Published on Amazon.com
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I heard one part of this on the radio and decided I'd like to listen to the rest. I was not disappointed.
stunning, beautiful music 21 Dec. 2012
By S Conway - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is absolutely lovely, with Arianna Savall and Petter Udland Johansen's arrangements to traditional songs, both old and not so old. I had the very real sense what I was hearing was taking me back to the time and place in which they were composed. Arianna and Petter's voices are so clear and beautiful together, and the instrumentation both delicate and essential to the whole sound.
Beautiful 4 Jan. 2015
By Thomas Pain - Published on Amazon.com
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Incredible cd. Consumate musicians and vocalists performing ancient folk music from different traditions.
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