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NEDERLANDSE
VERSIE

PROGRAM

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
Canciones Españolas Antiguas:
1. Anda, jaleo
2. Los cuatro muleros
3. La Tarara
4. Los mozos de Monleón
5. Zorongo
6. Las morillas de Jaén
7. El café de Chinitas
8. Nana de Sevilla
9. Romance de Don Boyso
10. Los Pelegrinitos
11. Sevillanas del siglo XVIII

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
12. Homenaje (guitar solo)

Siete Canciones Populares Españolas:
13. El Paño Moruno
14. Seguidilla Murciana
15. Asturiana
16. Jota
17. Nana
18. Canción
19. Polo

20. Romance del pescador (guitar solo)
21. Canción del fuego fatuo (guitar solo)

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Villancicos:
22. Pastorcito Santo ( audio sample )
23. Aire y Donayre
24. Coplillas de Belén
25. Coplas del pastor enamorado (Lope de Vega)

Tres Canciones:
26. En Jerez de la Frontera
27. Adela
28. De Ronda


FEATURES

artists: Liliana Rodriguez, voice, Raphaella Smits, guitar
titel: Popular Spanish Songs
composers:
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) and Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
label: Accent Records, BE
CD number: ACC21141
recorded: at the 'Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Kerk', Haarlem, NL, August 2001
instrument : John Gilbert (1980)
total duration: 78'45"
illustration: "The Palace of the Generalife from the Casa de Chapi", lithography by W. GAUCI, after J.F. Lewis


POPULAR SPANISH SONGS
Exciting Spanish folk music, "close to the original intent" ...

PROGRAM
FEATURES
ABOUT THE SINGER
ABOUT THE RECORDING
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY


ABOUT THE SINGER



Liliana Rodriguez was born in Cordoba, Argentina. She began to study music, namely the piano, at the age of six and finally graduated in musical education and singing.
As lead vocalist of the Argentine folklore group "Grupo Azul" she made variuos records, radio and television appearances and toured internationally.
In 1996 she formed a duo together with the famous Argentine guitarrist and composer Jorge Cardoso and recorded with him two CD's. Since 1999 she performs Spanish folk songs together with Raphaella Smits.
Liliana Rodriguez is also a teacher for voice and popular Argentine music (tango and folklore) as well as for Spanish songs.


ABOUT THE RECORDING

These songs, most of which originate from folk songs, are typical examples of the change to national pride. Between 1850 and 1950 foreign political dominance became abhorrent. This included refusing to accept musical dictatorship.

There is a rich source of exciting Spanish folk music to draw from. The French Impressionism of Debussy, Satie and Dukas greatly influence tone, nuances, finesse and harmony in the broadest sense.

"Liliana Rodriguez's natural timbre and professional use of her voice ideally fit this way of thinking. A folksy method of expression complements expert voice control and proper articulation of language. Liliana presents both long ballads and brief songs in an arresting and comprehensible way.Ē
RaphaŽlla Smits


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY


Clemens Höslinger from < www.klassik-heute.de > wrote:
"Both artists, the singer as well as the guitarist, are the ideal performers to take up this musical challenge. For the wonderful voice of Liliana Rodriguez one can easily be set on fire. Able to express anything from the sublime tenderness to the flash of passion, her soft, enchanting sound belongs among the most beautiful voices of our time. This is a recording for people with a refined taste.
Evaluation: artistic quality=10/10, sound quality=10/10, overall impression=10/10."


Margaretha Coornstra from < Zwolse Courant > wrote:
"an unorthodox interpretation, but one which probably comes very close to the original intent ", and "she sings purely for her own pleasure, which is in principle the purpose of singing ".


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