By Arantza Ezenarro; Juan Carlos Rodriguez. By Francisco de Madina Igarzabal; Jose Gonzalo Zulaika. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Capriccio (NX.C5209).
Item Number: NX.C5209
The pairing on this album is unquestionably apt, bringing together as it does works by perhaps the two most famous "aitas" (priests) in Basque music: Father Jose Antonio de Donostia and Father Francisco de Madina. Whatever the similarities and differences between the two men, the former born twenty-one years earlier than the latter, both composers succeeded in incorporating, with exquisite elegance, a profound sense of local folk traditions into their music, creating works that have since earned classic status in Basque culture. The soprano Arantza Ezenarro was born in San Sebastian in the Basque Area of Spain. With this Album she presents most sensitive songs of her homeland.
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Listening CDs are traditional music recordings. Listening CDs make a great educational supplement - hear exceptional professionals play the music you're learning! Or, just enjoy listening to the music you love.