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Antonio da Silva Leite: Cantiga, Traditional Fado
By Ana Quintans, Marco Oliveira, Miguel Amaral, and Ricardo Ribeiro. By Antonio da Silva Leite, Cantiga, Traditional Fado, and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Classical. CD. Naxos #8573875. Published by Naxos (NX.8573875).
Item Number: NX.8573875
Recorded live in Lisbon, this programme brings together the voices of celebrated early music soprano Ana Quintans and popular fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro, as well as traditional Portuguese instruments. Incorporating medieval cantigas, works of the 18th and 20th centuries and traditional fado in its purest form, the result is a vivid portrait of Portuguese music from the 13th century to the present. The Portuguese soprano, Ana Quintans, finished her studies in sculpture in 1998. She then started studying singing at the Conservatory of Lisbon with Jose Manuel Araujo. She graduated from the Workshop La Musique des Memoires with the French composer Claire Renard at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Ana Quintans is known for her playful lightness in voice and movement as well as for her touching and profound interpretation of characters. Ricardo Ribeiro is a fado singer from Portugal with a traditional style whose full-length solo album releases are few and far between yet popular. Born on August 19, 1981, in Lisbon, he is primarily influenced by fado legend Fernando Mauricio.