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Diaspora Sefardi Import

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Alia Vox
  • ASIN: B00004RJSC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,086,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a strange and rather wonderful pair of CDs. The first consists of Sephardic songs in Spanish, the second in instrumental renditions of Sephardic songs, including some improvised performances based on some of the same songs. The CD notes are almost impenetrable in all the many languages they're printed in, thoroughly failing to explain where this wonderful music comes from. So, yes, I love it: it's great to listen to, the musicianship (as you'd expect) is terrific, and the whole is a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of east European/Jewish/Spanish cultures... but I still don't really know what it is I'm listening to, and if you care about such things, that is deeply frustrating. Buy it and be delighted and a bit puzzled.
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Format: Audio CD
Having only listened to a couple of tracks and depending on some very persuasive reviews I wasn't absolutely sure what this CD would hold in store for me but I was intrigued by its rather exotic description. It way surpassed all expectations - a thoroughly wonderful experience! The group explores a musical area both ancient and esoteric. The instrumental 'cast' is exotic, full of sensual sounds from a passionate people, while Figueras' singing complements it beautifully with a performance that is very moving, often recalling the pain of this ostracised race. Every aspect of this collection is perfect - production, performance, and the choice of music itself. Buy it - it's exquisite!
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Format: Audio CD
This is without doubt one of the very best recordings of Jordi Savall. This music has a such a sense of evidence that even casual classic music listeners, and any public in fact, will love it...and a discotheque cornerstone for more serious addicts of music on ancient instruments.
ps..also a fantastic gift - 100% satisfaction rate most likely
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Format: Audio CD
What's your mood?
If you want some esoteric and atmospheric "mood" music of the 15th century Jewish European diaspora, then play the instrumental disk. If you want to hear Montserrat Figueras' almost unearthly soprano singing a variety of Jewish songs of the same period, play the "Romances".
As usual, these CDs are accompanied by a booklet which introduces the music and provides a translation of all the songs in major European languages and Hebrew.
Good value for Hesperion XXI fans.
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wonderful
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