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Performer Profile: Montserrat Figueras

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 March 2012

Catherine Bott talks to harpist Andrew-Lawrence King about Catalan soprano and early music specialist Montserrat Figueras, who passed away late last year. Featuring some of the best of her many recordings.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    [anonymous] Villancico: Yo me soy la morenica

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Jordi Savall, Fahmi Alqhai, Friederike Heumann (violes), Pedro Estevan (percussion)

    ALIA VOX, AVSA 9847

  • Image for Bartomeu Càrceres

    Bartomeu Càrceres Soleta so jo aci

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), 3 violes, vihuela, percussion (from La Capella Reial de Catalunya), Jordi Savall (director)

    ASTREE, E8582

  • Image for Traditional (Turkish)

    Traditional (Turkish) Punxa, punxa (Sephardic Romance)

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Dudek), Nedyalko Nedyalkov (Kaval), Driss El Maloumi (oud), Dimitri Psonis (santur), Jordi Savall (vielle)/, Pedro Estevan (percussion)

    ALIA VOX, AVSA 9887

  • Image for Anonymous (Greek)

    Anonymous (Greek) Berceuse: Koimnsou khaidemeno mou (Sleep, my baby)

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

    ALIA VOX, AV 9826

  • Image for Sibila Galaica

    Sibila Galaica E du o inferno; E u todo – los Reyes; E u mostrar ele; Que polos teus rogos

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall (director)

    FONTALIS, ES 9900

  • Image for François Couperin

    François Couperin Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres a 2 voix (from Soundtrack to Tous Les Matins du Monde)

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Maria-Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Rolf Lislevand (theorbo), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord), Jordi Savall (bass viol)

    VALOIS, V4640

  • Image for [anonymous]

    [anonymous] Canco del lladre

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Jordi Savall (director)

    ASTREE, ES 9937

  • Image for [anonymous]

    [anonymous] Sephardic Romance 1492 – Romance La Rosa en florence

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)




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