- Nani, nani
- Hija mia, mi querida
- La rosa enflorece
- Povereta muchachica
- Una matica de ruda
- No vo comer ni vo bever
- Yo m'enamori d'un ayre
- Adio querida
- A la una yo
Me La Amargates Tu (Esteban Manzano, tenor; Doret Florentin, blokfluit; Tulio Rondon Misle, viola da gamba; Sarah Ridy, barokharp; Juan Martinez, slagwerk).
Over het ensemble
The ensemble Me la Amargates Tú, arose from the interest and research of its members on Sephardic and Spanish music from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The lyrics of the Sephardic songs in the repertoire of Me la Amargates Tú are written in Ladino. The Sephardic Jewish community has preserved the Ladino language for centuries as well as their songs, keeping alive the memory of a culture that is now spread in many countries throughout the world.
Me la Amargates Tú combines the folkloric Ladino tradition with musical elements from the period in which these Sephardic Jewish communities lived in the Iberian peninsula, prior to their expulsion by the Inquisition.
Sephardic written music from that period, only includes the melody and the text. Therefore, Me la Amargates Tú combines instruments from this period with hours of rehearsal and musical arrangements, all to create the most approximate and appropriate results.
The members of Me la Amargates Tú studied with teachers considered world eminences in the field of Early Music, such as Jaap ter Linden, Peter van Heyghen, Christina Pluhar, Donna Agrell, and Rainer Zipperling.
Me la Amargates Tú performs numerous concerts around the world, and its members work from The Hague, Holland, city where their interests and research joined to bring back the sounds from Sefarad
Meer informatie over de musici kunt u vinden op www.tuliorondon.com/English/melaamargatestu.htm (met agenda en cd's).
Esteban Manzanowas born in La Plata, Argentina, where he began his studies in voice with the instructor Elsa Paladino and later with Rina Nigri and Nino Falzetti. He is currently a student of the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, under the instruction of Manon Heijne and Sasja Hunnego.
As a soloist he has been invited by well-known artists, such as Gabriel Garrido, Andres Gerszenszon, Guillermo Opitz and Jordi Mora to sing a variety of pieces, including: "Liebeslieder Walzer" by Brahms, "Vespro della Beata Vergine" by Monteverdi, "Le Reniement de St Pierre" by Charpentier, "Jeremy Lamentations" by Thallis, and Palestrina "B minor Mass" by Bach, as well as compositions from the Latin American Baroque.
Some of Esteban's most recent performances include the "Kunste Festival des Arts" in Brussels singing the opera "Gli Amori di Apollo e di Dafne" by F. Cavalli (Apollo), conducted by Gabriel Garrido and Beatriz Catani. In 2007 he sang "Die Schöpfung" (Uriel) by Haydn in Barcelona, conducted by Jordi Mora, and performed in various concert programs throughout Holland.
Doret Florentin is a native of Thessaloniki, Greece. After beginning her recorder studies in Greece, she continued at Tel Aviv University in Israel. There she studied with Bracha Kol and Shlomo Tidhar and received both her B.A. and M.A degrees with honors, as well as a B.A. in mathematics and statistics. After finishing her studies for the First Phase Degree in The Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Sebastien Marq in 2002, she acquired her Second Phase degree in the same school, under the supervision of Dorothea Winter and Peter van Heyghen. Since 2003, she has been studying the historical bassoon with Donna Agrell and with Alberto Grazzi to acquire her First Phase degree in June 2007. Doret's rich concert experience includes playing in projects with Nicholas Cramer, Gabriel Garrido (Academy of Ambronay), Nigel North, Ton Koopman, Jos van Immerseel (NJO), Andrew Parrott as well as recording for the Israeli Radio. She has performed with various groups in international festivals such as Utrecht (fringe), Barcelona (fringe), Augsburg and Thessaloniki ("Dimitria" Festival). She has held a grant since 2000 from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Tulio Rondón was born in Venezuela. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree at the Simón Bolivar Conservatory, where at the age of seventeen he was appointed cello teacher. As one of the founding members of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, Tulio served as a principal cellist for six years. In 1997 Tulio was invited to join the Cuarteto de Cuerdas América, and was chamber music assistant at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (USA). In May 1999 Tulio Rondón received his Master's Degree in cello performance from Miami University. Tulio Rondón's chamber music experiences have taken him all over the world, participating in concerts in North and South America and throughout Europe, and sharing stage with world celebrated artists, including Gil Shaham, Paul Katz, James Tocco, Hagen String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, and the Miro String Quartet. Tulio Rondón completed his Doctoral Degree at the University of Arizona, (Tucson-Arizona), in the year 2005. He also holds a post-doctoral degree in early music from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland, where he studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Jaap ter Linden and Rainer Zipperling.
Sarah Ridy began to play the harp at the age of eight and graduated with honors in pedal harp at the Royal Northern College of music in 2003 before obtaining her degree in Baroque harp performance at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague in 2006, studying with Christina Pluhar. She is currently working on her Early Music Masters program at the same conservatory. Since starting in The Hague she has become a member of several ensembles and performed with them as part of the Utrecht Festival of Early Music and in many informal concerts. She has recently played in concerts with the ensemble L'Arpeggiata, also taking part in the Cavalli opera Ercole Amante as part of the festival d'Ambronay in autumn 2006 in France, and performances of Caccini's Eurydice in Belgium. She has also performed as a soloist, most recently in Liverpool Cathedral in January 2007 and looks forward to expanding further the solo repertoire for the Baroque harp.
Cristian Gutiérrez was born in Santiago, Chile. He studied classical guitar with the maestro Ernesto Quezada, in the Conservatory of Music of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile, finishing with the highest distinction awarded in this area. In 1999 he was the only recipient of the prize that the "Municipal Theater of Chile" awards to young national talents. In Chile, he began studying lute, vihuela, and baroque guitar, and was later awarded a scholarship from the "Andes Foundation" to travel to Spain for advanced studies in "Plucked String Instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque" at the Superior Conservatory of Seville with Juan Carlos Rivera, and "Improvisation and Continuo" at the Isaac Albéniz Conservatory of Gerona with Xavier Díaz-Latorre.
Cristian has made numerous recordings including award winning "A tocar, a cantar, a baylar" based on the anthology of colonial music by the noted musicologist Samuel Claro. For several years he has done outstanding work as soloist and member of diverse groupings, most notably the "Baroque Orchestra of Seville" and "La Bella Tiranna" and performed with such out-standing personalities as Monica Huggett, Ventura Rico, Pedro Estevan etc. He has performed in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, Uruguay, the United States, the Netherlands, France and Portugal.
Juan Martínez was born in Mexico, and completed his Bachelors Degree at Xalapa Faculty of Music. He studied a Diploma of Advanced Percussion Studies with Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in Mexico City. Thanks to FONCA scholarship he completed a Masters Degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Holland. Juan has participated in two International Percussion Festivals in Mexico City with XOC Ensemble. In 1999 he won the First Prize at the National Solo Marimba Competition in Chiapas, Mexico. In 2001 he was awarded with the First Prize at International Marimba Duo Competition, Belgium 2001 with XOC Duo. As a soloist, he has been working very close with young composers, premiering during the last 2 years 6 new works written for him. The list includes a virtuoso solo for Triangle Amplified and the new piece by Daniel Zea "Te Masca" ("It bites you") for Maracas and live electronics, premiered last June at Maison de la Radio Suisse-Romande, Switzerland.Dit programma is ook in PDF-formaat beschikbaar.