Serenata Latina

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Serenata Latina
Rolando Villazón (tenor), Xavier de Maistre (harp)

[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 2 October 2020

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An album of Latin American Songs with new intimate arrangements for voice and harp.

Because of its cultural diversity where indigenous, European and African influences meet, the Latin American countries have one of the richest Lied repertoires in the world.

An abundance of variety in rhythm, melody and narrative forms comes together here, with Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón accompanied by French star harpist Xavier de Maistre.

Serenata Latina is in a way a collage of sounds, where these different shapes of the Latin American canciones come to life in their sensually emotional essence: Deep longing, somber facets of pain, melancholy, desire and loss dominate the colour palette of this beautifully heartfelt recording, which is also accompanied by vigorous life affirming and dance like pieces.


Aguirre: Caminito
Nepomuceno: Coração triste, Op. 18 No. 1
Souviron, Y: Al banco solitario
trad.: Spanish Dance (From Cusco, Peru)
Guastavino: Se equivocó la paloma
Guastavino: Violetas
Guastavino: La rosa y el sauce
Guastavino: Bailecito (1940)
Fuentes, E S: Deseo
Rodríguez, S: En estos días
Rodríguez, S: La vida
Luis Antonio Calvo: Gitana
Azevedo, W: Brasileirinho
Ginastera: Zamba
Ginastera: Triste
Ginastera: Chacarera
Ginastera: Canción al Arbol del Olvido (No. 1 from Songs (2), Op. 3)
Abreu: Tico-tico no fubá
Ramirez, A: Alfonsina y el Mar
trad.: La Llorona
Rubén Fuentes Gassón: La bikina

Rolando Villazón & Xavier de Maistre - Guastavino: Violetas