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Listening Diary

François Couture, Monsieur Délire, June 13, 2014

Wonderful! Géraldine Eguiluz is simply wonderful! A singer full of charm, emotion, and creativity, she strongly brings to mind, on this debut CD for Malasartes, the great Iva Bittová, except that Eguiluz bases her wordless singing on Latin American influences instead of Central European ones — and this comparison is no disservice to Miss Eguiluz, believe me! Rubedo’ro features nine of her own compositions for a string quintet: four string instruments and her own vocal chords. Sleek arrangements that navigate the ocean between chamber music, Latin American music, and musique actuelle. I was completely won over on the first listen, and so will you.

I was completely won over on the first listen, and so will you.