This CD gives us a wonderful collection of Spanish song, 33 tracks in all. We get “Siete Canciones”, “Tres Canciones Espanolas”, “Quatero Canciones”, and much more.
The singer is Bernarda Fink, who was born in Buenos Aires, and studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón. She was recently heard in Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Simon Rattle, works by Bach with Harnoncourt at the Vienna Musikverein, and Mahler’s ‘Kindertotenlieder’ with the Nash Ensemble at London’s Wigmore Hall.
She gives song recitals in the principal European and American musical centers, and her recordings are regularly acclaimed by the international press.
Here are the selections:
- Siete Canciones populares españolas
- Trois Melodies
- El pan de Ronda que sabe a verdad
- Tus ojillos negros
- Tonadillas al estilo antiguo
- Cuatro Canciones Sefardíes
- Tres canciones españolas
- 12 Canciones populares espanolas: Coplas del pastor enamorado
- Canción del cucú
- Fino cristal
- Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Performed by Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano) and Anthony Spiri (piano)
Written between 1902 and 1965, the Canciones recorded here faithfully reflect the evolution of Spanish art songs in the 20th century. Manuel de Falla’s famous Seven Spanish Folksongs are placed here alongside elegant little gems like the Three Spanish Songs and Four Sephardic Songs of Joaquín Rodrigo.
From the Sunday Times, 25th November 2012:
“Like de los Angeles and Berganza, Fink can adopt a variety of vocal “faces”, from ingénue to earthy, digging into her chest voice with an intensity that is both visceral and anguished. Fink is one of the song repertoire’s most complete polyglots…these performances are idiomatic and thrilling.”
Here is mezzo soprano Bernarda Fink in “El árbol del olvido”, by de Alberto Ginastera:
Tags: Bernarda Fink, Mezzo Soparano, Canciones españolas