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Mediterraneo

4 Mar 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Mar 2013
  • Release Date: 4 Mar 2013
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Classics
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  • Total Length: 1:06:01
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  • ASIN: B00B6B03LI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,729 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By JB TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Mar 2013
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For this project Christina Pluhar and her group L'Arpeggiata explore music from the 'olive frontier', an area comprising a small part of France, Turkey and North Africa, as well as Jordan and Portugal (honorary members even though they have no actual Mediterranean coastline).

As with previous albums such as La Tarantella - Antidotum Tarantulae /Galeazzi ∑ Beasley ∑ L'Arpeggiata ∑ Pluhar and All'Improvviso - Ciaccone, Bergamasche e un po' di Folie... /L'Arpeggiata ∑ Pluhar, the instrumentation is slanted towards the ancient, even though the material may not necessarily be so. On this recording we have instruments as diverse as the baroque theorbo (played by Pluhar herself), the harpsichord and psaltery, as well as more exotic examples such as the saz and qanun from Turkey and the lavta from Greece.

Rising above the pulsating haze of the plucked instruments, the vocalists - from Portugal, Greece and Turkey - sing of the joys and despair of the human spirit and of love's lost hopes and dreams. Often referencing the profound mysteriousness of the great sea itself, these frequently overclouded texts shouldn't imply that the album is a depressing listen; it isn't, and when the sun breaks through it's dazzling, any black thoughts swept away in a festival of colour and celebration.

The recording was made in the Salle Byzantine, an opulent private theatre built in the nineteenth century by the Parisian Countess de Béhague, a friend of Rodin, Proust, Valéry and Sarah Bernhardt.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert G Fray on 7 Mar 2013
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I anticipated a good hour's listening when I ordered the CD, but this has knocked my socks off! Glorious vocals and superb musicianship throughout. Ms Pluhar has done it again in blending old and new together and L'Arpeggiata has another triumph under it's collective belt. The bonus DVD is a REAL bonus, too. Buy without hesitation.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By peter insley on 8 Mar 2013
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Since receiving this compact disc in the post I have listened to it every morning before going to work. So far I have enjoyed every listen and have not wanted to skip tracks or switch it off at all. I haven't got round to watching the DVD part of it yet.
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By Ken Bevis on 3 July 2014
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Very happy with purchase.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diana on 30 Mar 2013
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Another great recording by L'Arpeggiata. It bought some sorely missed sunshine into a very long winter! I can thoroughly recommend this recording to my friends and family!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Si on 8 Oct 2013
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This album was disappointing in comparison to all of the other Pluhar / L'Arpeggiata material, which I am literally ecstatic about. It could be the material, but the album lacks the depth and detail of the other albums.
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