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'Encuentro' - De Falla: Siete canciones populares espanolas; El amor brujo; Garcia Lorca: Canciones espanolas antiguas / Estrella Morente, flamenco singer; Javier Perianes

Notes & Reviews:

The desire to promote the heritage of Spanish traditional music lies at the heart of the compositions of Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. To achieve their aims, both men relied heavily on the great flamenco artists of their day, imbuing their work with the authenticity of an age-old popular tradition. Flamenco singer Estrella Morente and pianist Javier Perianes recreate that thrilling combination of tradition and passion in these authentic performances of Spanish canciones.

Sunday Times, 28th August 2016
The raw edge and gripping directness of [Morente's] approach are acutely appealing, and Perianes's accompaniments are brilliantly stylish. He makes the piano suite from Falla's ballet El amor brujo captivating and invigorating.

The Guardian, 18th September 2016
The sensuous, light, almost rasping voice of Estrella Morente gives authentic inflections to these songs...In the notes, Morente describes developing her better-known flamenco voice for "more lyrical singing". The results are tender and strange.

Irish Times, 26th August 2016
[These arrangements] were transcribed from [Lorca's] 1931 recording with La Argentinita, a flamenco singer who has inspired Estrella Morente - the singing voice of Penelope Cruz in Pedro Almodóvar's film Volver - to bring her breathy fluidity to both Lorca and Falla.


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