Montserrat Figueras Cancons De La Catalunya Millen
Label: ALIA VOX
Format: SACD HYBRID
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Francesc Garrigosa (tenor), Arianna Savall (soprano, arpa doppia), Ferran Savall (voice) & Jordi Savall (conductor and viola da gamba)
Legends & complaints: The Singing of the Birds The Spinning The Son of King The Teacher Count Arnaud Mariagneta Song of the Thief The Will of Amelia Lullabies: Mommy, don’t make me cry Mother of God Reapers: Original Historical Romance National Anthem of Catalonia
This reissue in the Heritage series from 1988 enables us to hear Montserrat Figueras singing the repertoire she embodies like nobody else: traditional Catalan songs. This performance is the natural continuation of her exploration of the great works connected to Catalonia, e.g. the Song of the Sybil or the Red Book of Montserrat (Gregorian manuscript). On this shore of Mediterranean Sea, traditional and ‘classical’ repertoires are connected in a very intimate way. This album is a landmark of in the career of Montserrat Figueras: her innovative style of interpretation, characterised by great fidelity to the historical sources, combined with an extraordinary creative and expressive power, sounds at its best.