The Spanish Poems

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The Spanish Poems 21:28 £4.50
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1 The Girl From Guatemala 07:49 48/24 Album only
2 Sonnet No. 5 07:17 48/24 Album only
3 The Romance of Love 06:22 48/24 Album only

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℗ © 2017 Chesky Records

Composer David Chesky's newest album, The Spanish Poems  represent  David's fusion of Latin rhythms with modern classical harmonies.  Written for soprano and orchestra, these most challenging vocal works are effortlessly performed by the versatile Maureen McKay who sings with a gorgeous tone, great clarity, expression and virtuosity.
 
The first work “Poem No. 9" (also known as “The Girl from Guatemala”) has a text by the Cuban poet Jose Marti. A lyrical seductive dance builds into a fiery end as our heroine dies from love.  A text by the Spanish poet Garcilaso De la Vega is the basis for “Sonata No. 5".  This song is a slow mysterious ballad with a middle section transforming into a brisk dance which then returns to the original ballad.  “The Romance of Love” is based on the words of an unknown Spanish poet. This song is a fast exciting uptempo dance that features a dazzling display of vocalism from Ms. McKay.


Reviews
"Being a high-driving New Yorker, Chesky indulges in his fair share of handclaps, snappy rhythms, and high pitched rings of all kinds. Play the songs a few times through, and you will likely find it hard to get the rhythms out of your head. Not that you'll want to. Packs a lot of infectious, dance-like energy." - Stereophile