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Seductive, Voluptuous and Profane - Portuguese Love Songs

Lucie Skeaping talks to lutenist and director Zak Ozmo about his project based on 18th-century Portuguese love songs, known as 'modinhas'.

Lucie Skeaping talks to lutenist and director Zak Ozmo about his project based on 18th-century Portuguese love songs, known as "modinhas".

In this programme we will explore the history of the 18th-century Portuguese modinha and myths that surround the creation of this fascinating genre. The themes are recognisable, the melodies haunting, and the genre is still able to stir the passions today as it did over two hundred years ago.

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58 minutes

Music Played

  • Jorge Fernando

    Boa noite solidao

    Performer: Ângelo Freire. Performer: Diogo Clemente. Performer: Mariza.
    • EMI MUSIC PORTUGAL.
    • 50999 0 95085 2 1.
  • Mariza, Diogo Clemente & Ângelo Freire

    Boa Noite Solidao

    • EMI MUSIC PORTUGAL : 50999 0 95085 2 1.
    • EMI MUSIC PORTUGAL.
    • 9.
  • António da Silva Leite

    Tempo que breve passaste

    Performer: Joana Seara. Performer: Žak Ozmo. Performer: L'Avventura London.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67904.
  • Os Musicos do Tejo

    Fenece doce esperanca

    • Edicoes Os Musicos do Tejo.
    • 885767561885.
  • Joana Seara, Sandra Medeiros, Žak Ozmo & L'Avventura London

    Ganinha, minha Ganinha

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67904.
  • Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal

    Matinas do Natal (Responsorio 1)

    Performer: Turicum Ensemble.
    • PARATY.
    • 209108.
  • Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal

    Voce trata amor em brinco

    Performer: Joana Seara. Performer: Sandra Medeiros. Performer: Žak Ozmo. Performer: L'Avventura London.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67904.
  • Os Musicos do Tejo

    Foi por mim, foi pela sorte

    • Edicoes Os Musicos do Tejo.
    • 885767561885.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Tito Manlio - Spezza lo stral piagato

    Performer: George Petrou. Performer: Valer Sabbadus. Performer: Armonia Atenea.
    • DECCA.
    • 4788094.
  • Rogerio Goncalves & A Corte Musical

    Lundu da corte

    • PAN CLASSICS.
    • PC10304.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Spezza lo stral piagato [Tito Manlio]

    Performer: Valer Sabbadus. Performer: Armonia Atenea. Performer: George Petrou.
    • The 5 Countertenors.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Anon.

    Os Me Deixas Que Tu Das

    Performer: Sandra Medeiros. Performer: Joana Seara. Performer: L'Avventura London. Performer: Žak Ozmo.
    • 18th-century Portuguese Love Songs.
    • HYPERION.
    • 19.

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