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Piramidal: Barroco Hispanoamericano
Roque Cerruti, Sebastian Duron, Ignacio Jerusalem
Piramidal: Barroco Hispanoamericano
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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A program of seldom-heard but exquisitely beautiful sacred vocal music of the Latin American Baroque. The program focuses on texts that reflect the position and plight of women in that period, as inspired by the dreamlike...  more »

      
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A program of seldom-heard but exquisitely beautiful sacred vocal music of the Latin American Baroque. The program focuses on texts that reflect the position and plight of women in that period, as inspired by the dreamlike poetry of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz. Religious and profane arias (or, as they were called, divine and human tones) seemed to bridge the barriers of that society, religious music being virtually indistinguishable from that of court or theater. The very life of composers at this time was often a game of mirrors between the sacred and the mundane. A naturalized citizen of Mexico, soprano Valentina Álvarez was born in Uruguay, where she first studied. She has performed with various ensembles in Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico, specializing in early music through Mozart. Her interpretations have been well received by Latin American critics.