Spanish Love Songs takes a whirlwind tour of Iberian culture, from the mystically introspective to the opulently romantic.
Decades before Spain had its own repertoire of classical songs, French and German musicians mined Spanish themes and folklore for their newly burgeoning canon of art songs. On Spanish Love Songs we hear the great masters Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Maurice Ravel, fascinated by the beauty of Spanish culture, along side the music of Spain's greatest composers of song.
“The Bridge CD is a live performance from the 2004 Caramoor Festival. Its star, without a doubt, is the great mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who died less than two years later. ...Hunt Lieberson is utterly memorable.”
“Lieberson's continually finding that extra gear of emotion that makes a song a three-dimensional staging rather than a platform recital. Her partner, is the fresh, versatile tenor of Joseph Kaiser… Tight, well works accompaniments… complete a little gem of an issue.”
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