- Audio CD (June 6 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Dorian Recordings
- ASIN: B000001O9W
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #252,991 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. R'shut: Lababi ya ireni kaso el lasaharah|
|2. Cantio: Dum pater familias|
|3. Muwashshah: Rase 'am 'et bitassef|
|4. Cantiga #10: Rosa das Rosas|
|5. Muwashshah: Ma li-l-muwallah|
|6. Canso: Dona si totz temps vivia|
|7. Cantiga de amigo: Eno sagrado en Vigo|
Authenticity is the key: these are accomplished scholars as well as musicians, piecing together what surely are fragments of foreign manuscript notations, and creating authentic instruments. As another reviewer mentioned, the vocal stylings, particularly in the Jewish and Arab pieces, are not operatic, but rather, flat and nasal (but always, always, complex and utterly fluid).
I also appreciated the scholarly liner notes, which did much to heighten my fierce curiousity and desire to learn. I've spent much time comparing the Arabic, Jewish, and Latin to the English translations, and studying (to the best of my limited knowledge) the Jewish and Arabic transliterations.
I've read extensively on Jewish-Muslim-Christian relations, particularly during this time period: rarely does one find such an extraordinary aural portrait of an age.