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Songs of the Catalunya mil-lenaria / Montserrat Figueras, Hesperion XX & XXI

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : El Cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds), carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Catalan : La Filadora, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : El fill del rei, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : El Mestre, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : El Comte Arnau, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : Mariagneta, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : Canco del lladre, folk song
>Traditional, Catalan : El testament de Amelia, folk song
>Savall, Jordi : Mareta, mareta no'm faces plorar, canco de bressol for voice & ensemble
>Savall, Jordi : La mare de Deu, canco de bressol for voice & ensemble
>Traditional, Catalan : Els Segadors, folk song
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Notes & Reviews:

Originally released in 1988, this re-issue in Alia Vox's Heritage series features soprano Montserrat Figueras in a program of traditional Catalan songs - a repertoire she embodies like no one else. This performance is the natural continuation of her exploration of the great works of Catalunya. A landmark of her career, this disc showcases Figueras' innovative style of interpretation - one that combines fidelity to the historical sources with an extraordinary creative and expressive power.



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : El Cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds), carol (Catalan)
  • Performers: Arianna Savall (Harp); Ferran Savall (Theorbo); Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Montserrat Figueras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Catalan : La Filadora, folk song
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Catalan : El fill del rei, folk song
  • Performers: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano); Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp); Rolf Lislevand (Guitar); Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Catalan : El Mestre, folk song
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Catalan : El Comte Arnau, folk song
  • Performers: Francesc Garrigosa (Tenor); Montserrat Figueras (Soprano); Arianna Savall (Triple Harp); Arianna Savall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Catalan : Mariagneta, folk song
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Catalan : Cançó del lladre, folk song
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Catalan : El testament de Amèlia, folk song
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 16 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: by 1700

>Savall, Jordi : Mareta, mareta no'm faces plorar, cançó de bressol for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Savall, Jordi : La mare de Déu, cançó de bressol for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Catalan : Els Segadors, folk song
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary