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Johan van Veen
musica Dei donum, August 2015

[Yetzabel Arias Fernández] has a great feeling for these songs, and she sings them with passion. She has a beautiful, warm and agile voice which perfectly suites this repertoire. She is aptly supported by the instrumentalist who give fine performances of the instrumental items.

I was impressed with the two first volumes, both in regard to the repertoire and the performances. I have enjoyed this latest volume just as much as the previous ones and am looking forward to the next instalment of this project. © 2015 musica Dei donum Read complete review



Charles Brewer
American Record Guide, November 2014

[Yetzabel Arias Fernandez] is effective not only in [the Del Vado lament] but also in the more playful and dance-like pieces. I continue to be pleasantly surprised at how each new release in this series is better than the others. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, August 2014

The music calls for a powerful voice and Yetzabel Fernández fits the bill…

…the mp3 from classicsonline.com…sound very well… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2014

The third volume in the complete recording of Spanish music that was collected by Jose Miguel Guerra and probably dating from the second half of the 17th century. Most of the songs—they were all secular—do not carry the composers name, but they appear to have come from those well versed in the art of composition. Also included was music by the famous early Spanish baroque composers, such as Juan Hidalgo, a harpist at the Royal Chapel, and Jose Marin, a highly prolific song writer. These are framed by instrumental music from around the same period, and perfectionists may well question the use of instrumental accompaniments that were not included in Guerra’s manuscript. Yet who could resist Manuel Vilas’ superb playing of the Spanish baroque harp, and the impeccable intonation of Santi Miron’s bass viol. The soloist is the Cuban-born soprano, Yetzabel Arias Fernández…her voice both pleasing and perfectly focused…it is a disc that I have greatly enjoyed, the musicians outstanding in their dexterity and tonal quality, while the recording has been impeccably engineered. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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