Debut double album by the Dublin Drag Orchestra - the sensational new counterculture early music group.
Sure to be one of classical music’s sensational debuts of 2012, the Dublin Drag Orchestra combines high theatrics with profound and virtuosic performances bringing audiences an exciting new musical experience.
Motion of the Heart
Motion of the Heart features a selection of rarely performed airs, duets, choruses and instrumental music from 17th century England by the great composers of the early English baroque. The album celebrates and glorifies the human heart and the pain and pleasures of love.
Music by: John Dowland, William Lawes, Henry Lawes, John Ward, John Coperario, Hank Williams Sr and the Irish traditional lament, Dónal Óg
Viva Frida! is a musical tribute to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The album features duets, trios and instrumental music from 17th century Mexico and includes the haunting and beautiful song La Vida Callada (The Unspoken Life) with music by Clara Sanabras and lyrics by Frida Kahlo.
Music by: Antonio de Salazar, Gaspar Fernandes & Sebastián Durón and featuring the song La Vida Callada by Clara Sanabras & Frida Kahlo
11th June 2012
“Musical standards are high, their programming ingenious and their photos are terrific.”
17th June 2012
“It takes chutzpah to programme Hank Williams alongside William Lawes...Elsewhere, the 17th-century fantasies, lute songs, dialogues and dances in this half-English, half-Mexican double-album should tickle the fancy of any Early Music purist.”
16th June 2012
“This double-EP offers differing takes on 17th-century musical strains, pairing one disc of romantically themed pieces by English composers with a suite of five Mexican songs arranged as a tribute to Frida Kahlo.”
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