19 March 2013
Music is a great form of inspiration to me in my photography and it teaches me so much. I’ve been an admirer of the work of Christina Pluhar and her group L’Arpeggiata in bring medieval music to life for present day audiences. They have a new CD out titled ‘Mediterraneo’ The group are joined by singers Mísia, Nuria Rial, Raquel Andueza, Vincenzo Capezzuto, and Katerina Papadopoulou. It features music from Portugal to Turkey, Spain, Catalonia, Greece, and Italy. You will hear plucked instruments of the Mediterranean region – the qanun, saz, Greek lyre and lavta, the oud and Portuguese guitar – and the Baroque strings of l’Arpeggiata. I’m a bit old fashioned in that I like to get a hard copy so I still await mine to come. Have a listen to the wonderful voice of Mísia, a fado singer from Portugal accompanied by these great musicians.