La tempête & Simon-Pierre Bestion - Azahar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 82:16 min | 378 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017
After The Tempest (Alpha 208), its first recording on a Shakespearian theme, which was much admired(Diapason d Or etc.), La Tempête presents Azahar (orange blossom in Spanish), which contrasts and interweaves the polyphony of Machaut with the poetry of the Spanish cantigas and the century of Stravinsky and Ohana. Simon-Pierre Bestion, founder of the company La Tempête, tells us: I like the idea of disorientating the listener between different historical periods. Stravinsky wrote his Mass after discovering Machaut's setting,while Ohana s Cantigas de Santa Maria allude to those of Alfonso the Wise and to folksong . . .