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Classical / Old Spanish/ Sephardic

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The album consists of 10 songs, including the best ones from the "Old Spanish Songs", the legendary musical cycle of an Andalusian poet Federico Garcia Lorca.

 

Another 4 pieces are Sephardic (Spanish-Jewish) romances firstly recorded by the non-classical voice in modern arrangements by Daniel Akiva (Israel).

 

It is the only album in the world of art blending Classical music, Gypsy expressiveness and Sephardic graceful melodies performed by classical guitar and flamenco voice.

 

It is the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the unearthly beauty of these treasures of traditional music and feel the inspiring poetical force that this nations always keep in the heart. 

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What is Andalusia? A colourful carnival of people, nationalities, languages, magnificent Moorish palaces and majestic Catholic cathedrals, jasmine flower and tart olives, meetings of lovers in almond groves, valiant knights and the heady Gypsies ... Andalusia is poetry. Here is what Federico Garcia Lorca said about her:

“It is strange and marvelous how the anonymous poet of the people can capture the rare complexity of our highest moments of human feeling, in three or four lines. There are songs where the lyric tremor reaches a point attained by few poets....Whether from the heart of the sierra, the orange groves of Seville, or the harmonious Mediterranean shore, these songs have a common source: love and death....

 

In the depths of all these poems a question lurks, but a terrible question that has no answer. Our people cross their arms in prayer, gaze at the stars, and await in vain a sign of salvation. It is a gesture filled with pathos, but a true one. The poem either poses a profound and unanswerable emotional question, or resolves it in death, the question of questions."  He said exactly this in his lecture at the 1922 Cante jondo festival in Madrid.

What is the album about?

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GRIGORY BARANOV - CLASSICAL GUITAR

ARTUR GAZAROV - PERCUSSION

EL TEBI - FLAMENCO TAP DANCE

IVAN SAKHAROV - DESIGN

MATVEY NIKITIN - SOUND MIXING

ANDREY LASKIN - SOUND RECORDING

RECORDED AT THE ACADEMY OF CHORAL ART (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)

What does the EXCLUSIVE CD include?

   -  THE LYRICS of ALL THE SONGS in English 

 

This music is basically traditional and poetry plays a significant role in it.

 

Knowing the translation you will understand clearly the main ideas of songs and enjoy all the important details, such as almost magical connection of melody and poetic line in the lullaby Durme Durme, developing of the love story through the movement of dynamic colors from the the tender silence to exclaiming passion in La Tarara and exposing the secrets of mystical Serena, who are fascinating the sailors revealing in some musical phrases its horrendous nature.

  - THE HISTORY and INTERESTING DETAILS of the Old Spanish Songs cycle

and  Sephardic music. 

The story and circumstances in which this pieces was created is a key to understand its value for the world history. The history of the poet in the beginning of XX century, who made Spain going through the greatest Renaissance of its folklore and national identity, revealing the almost forgotten culture of traditional songs, born in the last days of the Arabic Islamic Civilization Al-Andalus.

 - AUTOGRAPHED PERSONALLY FOR YOU

You will became the owner of the genuine collector's edition of not only the one of a kind interpretation of this Spanish and Sephardic songs, but also of the artwork with photos and illustrations of outstanding young Russian artist Ivan Sakharov. The CD will be autographed PERSONALLY for you.