Coro Cervantes

Nuestro Director

Diverdi Magazine (01/11/2002)
Andrés Ruiz Tarazona

"This is an exceptional CD, because of the novelty of its repertoire, its historical importance and the quality of the performance...The music is performed by a superb British choir, Coro Cervantes, funded in 1995 by Carlos Fernández Aransay, an enterprising and extremely well-prepared Spanish maestro...judging by the standards achieved in this recording, they deserve every support and incentive from the Spanish and Latin American institutions.

Aransay's decision to use 16 singers - like the famous The Sixteen- allows for a transparency and flexibility of performance, which sends into oblivion the old readings with bigger choirs.

If we add to this that Aransay has managed to extract the strong expressiveness inherent in so many Spanish choral pieces, we can state that this is a disc destined to become a landmark in the performance of modern Spanish choral music, and this is due not just to the many world premieres included in it.

Congratulations, Coro Cervantes, for this disc, a veritable spiritual gift which is indispensable to deepen in the knowledge of the Spanish musical heritage. When can we hear you live in Madrid?"