Cançons De Bressol

Cançons De Bressol

by Olga Sala i Martin
     
 
The lullabies (cançons de bressol) collected here are not folk melodies, but art songs in the form of lullabies; most of them would tax the vocal abilities of the average parent singing over a child after a long day. All are written by composers of a Spanish, Catalan, Basque, or Argentinean heritage, and are in Spanish, Catalan, or Euskera, a Basque language. The

Overview

The lullabies (cançons de bressol) collected here are not folk melodies, but art songs in the form of lullabies; most of them would tax the vocal abilities of the average parent singing over a child after a long day. All are written by composers of a Spanish, Catalan, Basque, or Argentinean heritage, and are in Spanish, Catalan, or Euskera, a Basque language. The songs are generally in minor keys and have a melancholy character that may not have the most soothing effect on a baby, but perhaps the bias toward major-key lullabies reflects a northern European bias, and babies in other parts of the world are happy to drift off to sleep to sounds that others might consider mournful. In any case, all the songs collected here have a gentle character and lovely, lyrical melodies. The majority of the composers are little known, but the two most appealing and memorable songs are by one of the most famous composers on the collection, Xavier Montsalvatge. Soprano Olga Sala i Martin doesn't have a large voice, but she sings with warmth and tenderness, and pianist Ana García Urcola accompanies her with restraint and delicacy. The sound has good balance, but is a little distant, and that's easily remedied by turning up the volume a notch or two.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
La Ma De Guido
UPC:
0849757020776
catalogNumber:
2077

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Tracks

  1. Popular Spanish Songs (7), for voice & piano, G. 40: Nana
  2. A A l'ombra del lladoner, for voice & orchestra: Cançó de bressol
  3. Nana de Sevilla, for voice & piano
  4. La nit de nadal, oratorio: Cançó de Maria
  5. Nana andaluza, for voice & piano
  6. Cançoneta de bressol, sardana for voice & piano
  7. Canciones negras (5) for voice & piano: No. 4, Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito (Ninghe, ninghe, ninghe): Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
  8. Cançó de bressol, for voice & piano
  9. Aurtxo Seaskan
  10. Àngel meu!, for voice & piano
  11. Cradle songs (6) for voice & piano, No. 2, "Apegado a mí"
  12. Cançó de bres per a una princesa negra, for 3 voices & strings (also arr. for voice & piano by the composer)
  13. La non-non de la morta, for voice & piano
  14. Cançó de bressol, for voice & piano
  15. Nana
  16. Cançó de bressol, for voice & piano
  17. Cançó de bressol, for voice & piano

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