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Songs from the Exotic

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Josephine Nendick, known for her elegant, pioneering performances of Boulez, Nono and beyond, commissioned Songs from the Exotic (1987) to mark her retirement from professional singing. She was accompanied at the piano by Michael Finnissy, whose sophisticated yet humane re-inventions of folk music greatly influenced this piece, in which vernacular poetry from Serbia, Spain and South Uist is heard from my own, far-removed, musical point-of-view.

from notes by Judith Weir © 2006


Weir: On buying a horse & other songs
SIGCD087Download only


No 1: Sevdalino, my little one
Track 3 on SIGCD087 [1'41] Download only
No 2: In the lovely village of Nevesinje
Track 4 on SIGCD087 [3'06] Download only
No 3: The romance of Count Arnaldos  Quien hubiese tal ventura
Track 5 on SIGCD087 [2'24] Download only
No 4: The song of the girl ravished away by the fairies in South Uist  My love, my love
Track 6 on SIGCD087 [2'03] Download only

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