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Cuadernos Secretos (Secret Notebooks) (World Premiere Recording) [Pure DSD]

Irene Alfageme, Raquel Lojendio

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In Cuadernos Secretos (Silent Notebooks), renowned Spanish Soprano Raquel Lojendio, accompanied by Pianist Irene Alfageme, invites us to a marvelous voyage through love, death and life, the three pillars of Jesus Legido’s poetic and powerful language.

Jesús Legido, one of the greatest composers of contemporary Art song in Spain, is portrayed here in this First Recording of a selection of his voice and piano songs. These songs draw inspiration from folklore and his poetic influences (like Antonio Machado and Federico García Lorca).

Silent Notebooks is a Pure DSD 256 Recording. Available exclusively in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound Pure DSD 256, DSD 128 & DSD 64 plus Stereo DSD 512 at NativeDSD.

Raquel Lojendio, Soprano
Irene Alfageme, Pianist

Tracklist

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1.
Violetas mojadas: I. Paseo del faro (verano de mar)
01:58
2.
Violetas mojadas: II. En el pinar de los regatos verdes (verano de sierra)
02:11
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Violetas mojadas: III. Resplandor de Castilla otoñal
02:26
4.
Violetas mojadas: IV. Invierno limpio, con río y serenos
01:45
5.
Violetas mojadas: V. Reverdecer
02:09
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Violetas mojadas: VI. Lluvia de abril
01:33
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Violetas mojadas: VII. Los andenes de mis sueños
02:08
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Violetas mojadas: VIII. La tarde se enfría
02:25
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Violetas mojadas: IX. Atardecer en tus ojos
01:54
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Violetas mojadas: X. Pulso de siesta en estío
03:36
11.
Romances del bajo Duero: I. Ay luna, luna
04:13
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Romances del bajo Duero: II. Al pasar la barca
02:44
13.
Romances del bajo Duero: III. Ramo verde
03:19
14.
Romances del bajo Duero: IV. Debajo del puente
03:19
15.
Romances del bajo Duero: V. Viva el humor
02:36
16.
Romances del bajo Duero: VI. Sayaguesas
02:25
17.
Oración en silencio
02:47
18.
Tríptico lorquiano: I. Canción otoñal
03:45
19.
Tríptico lorquiano: II. Gacela del amor
03:15
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Tríptico lorquiano: III. Alba
03:44
21.
Soledades: I. Anoche cuando dormía
03:18
22.
Soledades: II. Es una tarde cenicienta y mustia
03:00
23.
Soledades: III. La primavera besaba
02:41
24.
Soledades: IV. Soñé que tú me llevabas
03:09

Total time: 01:06:20

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Release DateApril 14, 2023

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Here is another recently released album from Eudora Records that I commend to you wholeheartedly. I was not sure what to expect when I first queued thus up for a listen, but I found myself completely captivated. Soprano Raquel Lojendio is a gifted songstress. She has a lovely high pure voice with wonderfully expressive skill in the shaping of words and phrases—she is simply captivating. Her accompanist, pianist Irene Alfageme, is just perfect. Two outstanding artists!

As I sat listening to this music, completely entranced, I finally realized that I didn’t understand a word being sung. And it didn’t matter. Raquel Lojendio’s expressive voice, her sculpting of phrases, was music in itself. I’m sure a translation of the songs would further enhance my appreciation, but I am so far beyond a need for that.

I’ve now listened multiple times to this album, and my enjoyment continues unabated. Lojendio and Alfageme just carry me away.

And the sound quality of Raquel Lojendio’s voice as Eudora’s Gonzalo Noqué has captured here is just about as perfect a capture of voice as any I know. The Pure DSD sonics are so transparent, so pure, so delicate, I find it hard to describe adequately the experience of listening to this recording. For those who value utter naturalness in their recordings, and who value the similitude of having the performers right in the room with you, with nothing between you and them, this recording will be a treasured listening experience. It is for me.

Most highly recommended!

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