Brigitte Lesne (voice, medieval harp, gothic harp, percussions), Pierre Hamon (recorders, tranverse flute, bansuri, double flute, flute, drum, bagpipe) & Carlo Rizzo (tammorra, tamburello, tambourines, voice)
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Troubadours songs; laude to the Virgin and estampies from trecento mingle with Sephardic lullabies and folksongs collected in Italy. They tell the stories of simple men and women of the Mediterranean world. Languages and music have survived to the din of the wars, religious conquests, political dominations between North and South… This record is an intimate compilation which raises from the old village song telling the cycle of life, the redemption sought with the Virgin, the curtly love of the Countess of Die, Tarentella or the famous separdic lullaby Nani, Nani for the beloved son…« Ever since antiquity, the shores of the Mediterranean have assembled men and women who share a cultural heritage with multiple resonances. (religious and cultural : christians, jews, arabs, languages : castillan, occitan, florentin, napolitain, sarde…). These pieces say something about their loves, their faith, sometimes their fears, in any case their wisdom and their appetite for life. In so doing, they allow us to glimpse their intimate existence. The combination of the voices of Brigitte Lesne, well-known to and admired by lovers of medieval music, and Carlo Rizzo, specialist in the traditional songs of the Italian peninsula, creates links and contrasts enhanced by the use of early instruments (the medieval harp, for example) and others more readily associated with the traditional repertory (such as flutes of Pierre Hamon and tabors of Carlo Rizzo) to produce a lively, colourful whole that sets the imagination vibrating. » Geneviève Brunel-Lobrichon.
A genuine journey through eternal mediterranean space between Antiquity, Medieval periods and living traditions.
“The main weight of the singing goes to Brigitte Lesne's marvellous mezzo voice with its wide variety of colours and techniques… Pierre Hamon… continues to astonish with his range of articulations and embellishment styles… And Carlo Rizzo constantly dazzles with his resourceful percussion playing... the three work together superbly as an ensemble...”
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