José Menese and the Golden Age

José Menese - A mis soledades voy, de mis soledades Vengo
José Menese – A mis soledades voy, de mis soledades Vengo
Madrid, Spain – Boa Music has just recorded the grand show of the great flamenco singer José Menese to be called A mis soledades voy, de mis soledades Vengo (To my solitude I go, from my solitude I return), which took place in the Maestranza de Sevilla Theatre. This is the first and exclusive recording of the show, which will come out on DVD and CD in October.

Each musical piece is based on the poetic texts of the Spanish Golden Age. The show is being performed in some of the most important theaters of Spain and with some great success. The texts used are taken from some of the most important Golden Age writers. These include Góngora, Lope de Vega, Ruiz de Alarcón, Fray Luís de León, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina and Miguel de Cervantes. There is also mystic poetry written by Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and San Juan de la Cruz. These pieces are the body and soul of the performance and album.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.