Raphaella Smits and Liliana Rodriguez: "Popular Spanish Songs." Federico Garcia Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Rodrigo. August 2001, CD: ACC21141.
POPULAR SPANISH SONGS: Canciones españolas Antiquas; MANUEL DE FALL: Homenaje (guitar solo); Siete Canciones Populares Españolas; Romance del pescador (guitar solo); Cancion del fuego fatuo (guitar solo); JOAQUIN RODRIGO: Villancicos; Coplas del pastor enamorado; Tres Conciones - Liliana Rodriquez, voice; Raphaella Smits, guitar - These songs, most of which originate from folk songs, are typical examples of the change to national pride. There is a rich source of exciting Spanish folk music to draw from. The French Impressionism of Debussy, Satie and Dukas greatly influence tone, nuances, finesse and harmony in the broadest sense. Liliana Rodriquez’s natural timbre and professional use of her voice ideally fit this way of thinking. A folksy method of expression complements expert voice control and proper articulation of language. Liliana presents both long ballads and brief songs in an arresting and comprehensible way.