Friday, November 25, 2011

Montserrat Figueras

This extraordinary singer died a few days ago at the age of 69.  She had it all: purity of tone, deep personal expression, the ability sing in a vast array of styles, from Arabic and Sephardic to medieval to opera to folk song.  If you haven’t heard El Cant de la Sibilla, her recreation of a medieval religious incantation, or Ninna Nanna, her complication of lullabies from around the world and across the ages, you are missing something wonderful.

She was one of a kind.

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