Sunday, 14 December 2008

And now for something completely different...

Something with heart and soul to take away the nasty taste of Westboro Baptist Church with their bright-eyed Schadenfreude and clunky, thumb-nosing doggerel. This is the beautiful Greek singer Savina Yannatou with El Rey de Francia, '...an 18th century Sephardic version of a mediaeval traditional song from Asia Minor, "To Όνειρο της Κόρης: O 'Αρχοντας της Φραγκιάς" ("The Daughter's Dream: The King of France") or, in Spanish, "El Sueño de la Hija: El Rey de Francia".'

4 comments:

Bo said...

Old Azzer Ali has a lovely version of this on 'Portals of Grace' as you know. (A favourite album of mine, as I first listened to it when emerging from a year or two of serious depression.)

Have you heard Osvaldo Golijov's 'Ayre' with Dawn Upshaw? I think you'd like it.

Word verifivcation: hapoist (Fr.) 'an irritating person orginally met by chance who persists in thinking of himself as a friend'

vilges suola said...

Yes, the A.A. version is beautiful too. Have not heard the other one you mention - will get round to it sometime soon, though. Having a pre-Xmas Amazon fast: no more books or CDs until January (except in special cases...)

vilges suola said...

PS Just listened to it on You Tube - I have heard it before but I don't know where. Very good.

vilges suola said...

PPS 'Mediterranea' track 13 - was playing it only this morning.

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