Monday, March 12, 2007

Poesie d'Amore di F. Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca / Arnoldo Foa Poesie d'Amore di... EP
(Cetra, 1969)

My Spanish is pretty much what you would expect from someone who learned most of the language off of Taco Bell's old wall menu. So it should come as know surprise that I have no idea what the hell is going on with this record other than it sounds really beautiful. I've read Lorca in translation - in fact, most of what has been published - however, none of it compares to the original language. I'm not sure whether this constitutes a great, good, or merely passable recording of Lorca, but it sounds good to me. The understated guitar works really well with the words. It has the same kind of duende (or raw fire in the belly) that Lorca writes about in the most important of his essays, On Duende (see Poetics of the New American Poetry). No need to prattle on any longer. Give these a listen.


Blogger DJ Little Danny said...

So atmospheric. Reminds me of incidental music that would have rolled at the opening credits of some bleak black & white '50s European film. Great cover, too.

Love the new blog, Scott.

March 13, 2007 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger C. said...

Errrrr... I'm afraid that's Italian. But it's sounds OK, anyway.

March 27, 2007 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger SilverSurfer said...

There are several Garcia Lorca poetry albums out there, many in Castellan [Spanish], Portuguese [Brazilian] and due to his popularity in Italy too many in Italian and this collection of love poems is one of them. Arnoldo FoĆ  is a famous Italian actor.

P.S: nice work on the blog, keep up the good work!

April 9, 2007 at 11:34 AM  

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