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Llanto: Funeral Song for Ignacio Sanchez
Vicente Pradal, Various, R. Villar
Llanto: Funeral Song for Ignacio Sanchez
Genres: International Music, Pop, Classical
 
In 1934 the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca wrote "LLanto," a haunting poem dedicated to a fallen matador named Ignacio Sánchez Mejías. The brilliant Andalusian composer Vicente Pradal composed a four-act, flamenco-flav...  more »

     
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All Artists: Vicente Pradal, Various, R. Villar, Almer, Vincente Pradal, Rigou, Monbaylet
Title: Llanto: Funeral Song for Ignacio Sanchez
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: L'empreinte Digitale
Release Date: 1/11/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: International Music, Pop, Classical
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 742495311123

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In 1934 the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca wrote "LLanto," a haunting poem dedicated to a fallen matador named Ignacio Sánchez Mejías. The brilliant Andalusian composer Vicente Pradal composed a four-act, flamenco-flavored oratorio based on Lorca's poem. On this CD version, recorded in France, Pradal is joined in a vocal chorus consisting of Raquel Villar, Luis de Almería, and Chango Manzo, augmented by violinist-cellist Emmanuel Joussement, pianist Franck Monbaylet, saxophonist Hélène Arntzen, and flutist Luis Rigou. From the pizzicato-bassed "No Quiero Verla" to the intricate gitano dances on "Por las Grandes" and the festive "Los Hombres," Pradal beautifully blends Moorish, Arab, and Gypsy melodies and rhythms. Monbaylet's Chopin-Bill Evans pianisms and Arntzen's silky Lester Young-ish sax lines bridge classical and jazz instrumental traditions. Echoing Manuel de Falla and Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, Llanto is a timeless work dedicated to the dancing musical traditions that choreographed the Iberian heart. --Eugene Holley Jr.
 

CD Reviews

Bullfighter mourned--Haunting and mystical music and voices
07/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I just saw a live performance of this piece, performed by the cast on the CD, outside in the courtyard of a medieval castle in Perpignan, France. Even though the vast majority of the audience spoke French and the lyrics are in Spanish, we were all transfixed by the voices and the music-- Andalusian, with strong hints of the influence of the Moors. There were times when the audience was as silent between songs as I have ever heard an audience. The recording is very true to the live performance. Excellent musicians, especially the flute, cello, and saxophone. There are saxophone passages that are quite memorable. A very different experience, but one that is accessible and appealing to many. Give it a try."