Orlanda Velez Isidro & El Canto del Caballero

On the Iberian peninsula some exceptionally valuable song books from the renaissance have been preserved. The music contained in them is, due to its lucid tone palette and its sophisticated poetry, qualitatively outstanding and a blessing for musicians of today. This certainly holds true for the Elvas song book, a 16th-century manuscript in which besides 49 Spanish songs also 16 Portuguese songs are to be found. The duo vihuela players of El Canto del Caballero and the young Portuguese soprano Orlanda Velez Isidro bring for the first time the complete corpus of Portuguese works from the Cancioneiro de Elvas. This promises to be an intimate and sensitive concert, the subtle and introspective character of the vihuela guaranteeing a performance steeped in pure poetry.

Orlanda Velez Isidro, soprano | Alfred Fernández, vihuela | Alfonso Marín, lute & vihuela