Coro Cervantes

Nuestro Director

New Zealand Herald (12/05/2009)

Rating: * * * * *

Yanomami is a collaboration between Coro Cervantes, a choir devoted to Iberian music, and guitarist Fabio Zanon. The title comes from the final piece, by Marlos Nobre, in which the singers back up tenor Julian Stocker with the sort of sounds that might have strayed in from Ligeti, although most of the offerings on this release are not going to ruffle conservative sensibilities.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Romanceros Gitano is a chain of soulful gypsy songs while a set of Piezas Sacras by the late Argentinian composer Fernando Moruja offers spiritual reflection in rich, resonant harmonies.