Latino Ladino: Songs of Exile & Passion / Yaniv d'Or

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The music and poetry of numerous persecuted and exiled minority cultures flourished throughout the Mediterranean and South America during the 17th century, the sensitivities of these displaced communities retaining powerful resonance today. These ancient narratives on beauty, love, joy and sorrow are expressed through Yaniv d'Or's haunting voice against a "folk-Baroque" instrumental backdrop that reinvents enchanting and distinctive musical worlds.



Latino Ladino is the latest album from the inventive countertenor Yaniv d’Or. His rich, honeyed falsetto guides us through various Ladino traditions, eventually crossing the Atlantic to the Missa Mexicana of 1677. Here d’Or multi-tracks both voices of Francisco Escalada’s Canten dos Jilguerillos, a wonderful flamenco-infused setting of two goldfinches watching over the Christ child. Flamenco also appears in the Ladino song ‘A la una yo naci’, which d’Or has traced as far as Peru. This sumptuous programme is enhanced by excellent booklet-notes from Richard Jones, who explains how each performance has been constructed in what d’Or himself often calls a folk-Baroque style.

– Gramophone

This recital by countertenor Yaniv d'Or mixes a wide variety of music, from Spain to South America, from the 17th century to the 21st. The program's chief novelty, as the title suggests, is to mix Jewish and non-Jewish elements convincingly; recordings of music from the Ladino tradition of Spain's Jewish community generally focus on that tradition to the exclusion of others. D'Or maps it onto a wider theme of exile and wandering, reaching back to the African-influenced marizápalos and canarios dances cultivated by various composers of the Spanish Baroque, but also bringing in music by Albéniz, the Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra, and even a song of his own composition. But really the main attraction is the limpid voice of d'Or, who has performed this program live and entranced audiences with darkly beautiful readings of traditional Ladino songs from across the Jewish diaspora. An innovative and lovely recording.

– All Music Guide (James Manheim)

Product Description:

  • Release Date: July 08, 2016

  • Catalog Number: 8573566

  • UPC: 747313356676

  • Label: Naxos

  • Period: 1

  • Composer: Biagio Marini, Étienne Moulinié, Francisco Escalada, Gaspar Sanz, Isaac Albeniz, Traditional, Vincenzo Calestani, Violeta Parra, Yaniv d'Or

  • Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Barrocade, Ensemble NAYA

  • Performer: Eyal Leber, Jacob Reuven, Yaniv d'Or