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Los Pajaros Perdidos

23 Jan 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Jan 2012
  • Release Date: 16 Jan 2012
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: 2012 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Warner Classics (UK), Warner Music UK Ltd. A Warner Music Group
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  • Total Length: 1:15:26
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  • ASIN: B006HMOABK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,357 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By D. M. REISENBERGER on 5 Feb 2012
Format: Audio CD
Part of the success of Chistina Pluhar and Arpeggiata's projects connecting early music with other traditions has always been that they are well founded in musicological research, and this new disc - drawing on the music of Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay - is no exception. The point of connection in this case is that the music of these countries uses the instruments of the early baroque largely unchanged from when they were first introduced by Spanish and Portuguese colonisers. The descendants of the baroque guitar and Renaissance harp in particular play a central role in the music of Venezuela and Paraguay, and for this CD Arpeggiata's traditional crew is augmented by players of the Venezuelan arpa llanera, cuatro (a miniature guitar also found in Cuba and Mexico), charango and maracas. None of which tells you what is most distinctive about this CD - the fabulous rhythmic intensity of the music, which Arpeggiata carry off with great verve. High-octane, propulsive, multi-layered in its polyrhythm, much of this music is exhiliratingly paced stuff I would defy anyone to sit still to!

As for the vocalists, Vincenzo Capezzuto is a male alto whose tone has an unusual pressed quality, perhaps something of an acquired taste, but who is extremely effective in the faster 'patter numbers' such as El Currucha. Jaroussky of course is as consummate as ever, the tone of lament he must have honed through countless Monteverdi arias perfect for the slower numbers; he only seems out of place in the central section of the title track, where his purity of voice entirely lacks the raw edginess which might better suit the strident, abrupt tango.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nareva on 24 Feb 2012
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It is the sound of this disc which makes it so exhilerating. The tunes are mostly well known Latin American folk tunes. But the players are talented and superb performers, the voices strong, clear and enthousiastic. Finally, the sound of the barok instruments combined with a very clear recording make for wonderful listening. Excellent lethargy buster!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mortydee on 16 Mar 2012
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An intriguing decision to pair up Christina Pluhar's Arpeggiata baroque vocal and instrumental ensemble with a broad sweep of South American music from traditional folksongs to twentieth century tango and film music. The challenge is to not make it look like some condescending middle-class travelogue, and Pluhar achieves this with ease.

The singing is first rate, especially the remarkable countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the underused soprano Raquel Andueza who gets a chance to shine on 'Besame Mucho', where the double bass player is also allowed a stretch. The trumpet playing on the Astor Piazzolla-composed title track is delightful.

If there are faults, these are confined to Pluhar's booklet notes. A little less information of the technical details of the instruments and musical styles, and a bit more background on the songs themselves (only the first two tracks are provided with this, in this edition) might have helped.

Though the instrumental tracks are very good, it would have been better - and would have demonstrated the individual talents of the group - if there had been more ensemble pieces and fewer harp solos among them.

Otherwise this is a highly recommended purchase.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Yoyo on 20 Feb 2012
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This is one of the most beautiful discs I have ever heard. The music and the performers are exceptional. This Latin American music is so different from anything we hear in Europe as a rule. It's catchy, sweet, sad - everything rolled into one. I still cry every time I hear one song. It's so sad and so lovely - and the singer is truly amazing. Full marks for the booklet that accompanies the disc. It's both artistic and informative. Don't worry if you don't speak Spanish - the translations are all there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By thebeardedoldgit on 17 April 2012
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This is a well engineered recording of a talented singer and her ensemble, ranging from the high octane Brazilian rhythms of Montilla to the hauntingly reflective Los Pajaros Perdidos of the album's title. The birds might be lost but this recording is definitely a find! Highly recommended if you appreciate Brazilian melodies and rhythms professionally executed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. A. P. Wright TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Feb 2012
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How to describe this CD? "Fusion" I think is the term in current use. It has elements of European Baroque, South American Baroque and South American contemporary and folk music. There are also echoes of African rhythms.

It is performed by L'Arpeggiata a group of musicians whose recordings of Monteverdi, Kapsberger and Lundi are exquisite but, for want of a better word, conventional, interpretations of European Baroque music.

Their disc, Monteverdi, Teatro d'Amore hinted at things to come.

I am too ignorant to go into the technical details of the instruments used. They sound like guitars, lutes, harps and violins and they take you from the stately measures of the seventeenth century to tangos in smoke filled bars. It seems mean to single out one performer when all are so good, but the quality of Philippe Jaroussky's counter-tenor voice is beyond compare.

I know it is a cliché, but on a cold winter's day in rural England, this music is lifting my spirits and warming my soul. Magic!
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