CANTIGAS DE AMIGO – SONGS TO A LOVER
Riveiro Music 2008
Anna Jagielska-Riveiro: soprano, gothic harp, artistic direction,
Marta Maślanka: dulcimer, percussion instruments,
Judyta Wrona-Tupczyńska: medieval fidels,
The CD CANTIGAS DE AMIGO – “Songs to a Lover – Medieval women’s songs” is a story about love narrated in the language of Medieval Spanish and French songs – a musical story about emotions in women’s heart.
The CD begins with the oldest Spanish series of love songs „Cantigas de Amigo” – „Songs to a Lover” composed by the Spanish musician and poet Martin Codax. It consists of seven songs which tell a story about the feelings of a young girl from a small village Vigo who is waiting in vain for her lover’s return.
Then the story moves to Medieval France, where we are accompanied by songs of Troubadours and Trouvers – some of them full of grief and sorrow, others witty or even frivolous. The CD ends with the song of the famous Troubadess Comtessa de Dia: „A chantar”, which is a lamentation caused by her lover’s unfaithfulness…
A woman who is missing her lover, suffering, complaining but she is also playing, flirting and hurting him is a colourful portrait painted with a poetic tone of Medieval lyric. On the CD we will hear various musical and literary genres – the arrangements of all the pieces are made by the consort.
The CD was issued by the publishing house RIVEIRO Music 2008. It was recorded in 2001, at the church Nawiedzenia NMP, 2 Przyrynek street.
Booklet in two languages: Polish and English.
06 – Cantiga No V – Martin Codax (XIII w.)