Notes & Reviews:
The last decade or so has seen the blossoming of a new generation of vocal talents from Spain, many of whom have been expressing their art through early music. A leading figure in this asrtistic array has been the soprano Nuria Rial, a singer blessed with an unaffected declamatory style, sweet and yet intimate in its emotional charm. In recent years the career of Rial has seen her tackle with success music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, as well as Pergolesi and much Italian seicento repertoire. This newly-prepared Glossa album turns the clock back to collect together recordings made by the fresh voice of the Catalonian soprano in the years immediately following her studies at the Musik-Akademeie in Basel. Joining the ensemble Orphenica Lyra of Jose Miguel Moreno, Rial participated in a number of recordings demonstrating not just the radiant beauty of her voice but also all the understanding and nuances which that master of a variety of plucked-string instruments, Moreno, has been able to bring to Spanish music of the Renaissance and Baroque over the years.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Cuenca, Iglesia de San Miguel (2000-05-??&2000-09-??&1999-); San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Antigua Hospedería (2000-05-??&2000-09-??&1999-).