María Bayo presents a new album, “Reflexes”

Maria Bayo

The great Spanish soprano Maria Bayo​, presents his next album Reflexes dedicated to Latin American and French songs, plus unreleased music by Belgian artist Max Moreau. The new album brings together composers like Bizet, Guastavino, Lecuone, and Moreau, that converge in a mastery of melody and in its ability to transport landscapes of great diversity.

Reflejos will be available on all digital platforms in mid-October. The singer from Navarra is one of the most admired and respected performers in the lyrical world and for this project she was accompanied on piano by Rubén Fernández Aguirre​. Both artists worked closely for the final selection of works and the historical recovery of Moreau's music.

But nevertheless, it is also the most intimate album of Bayo's career, who is currently in a mature period, with vast interpretive experience and exceptional mastery of technique. This new album includes seven songs by composer Georges Bizet, performed by the soprano, expert in the French repertoire. In addition to the unreleased music of Max Moreau, Belgian painter who lived for three decades in the city of Granada, it was there that he created a large number of works, including a collection of lyric poems. Six songs are appreciated for the first time recorded.

By Ernesto Lecuona, one of the most recognized Cuban composers around the world, Balada songs are included, Sad love song, Mr. Gardener, Mrs. Moon and If I were a man. The works of Carlos Guastavino -one of the exponents of Argentine musical nationalism- are also performed., like the song The dove was wrong inspired by Rafael Alberti's poem.

María Bayo opens the season 2020/21 the Teatro de la Zarzuela, The next sunday 27 of September, to 18.00 hours, with a program entitled Ecos Barrocos with the Vespres d’Arnadì group, under the musical direction of Daniel Espasa and staging by Pedro Chamizo.

Georges Bizet (1838-1835)
1 April song.
2 Old song.
3 ladybug.
4 My life has its secret.
5 Adieu.
6 Open your heart.
7 Guitar.
Max Moreau (1902-1992)
8 Sérénade.
9 The swallows.
10 Sadness.
11 Oriental songs.
12 Andalusian palace.
13 Boat.
Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1930)
14 Ballad.
15 Sad love song.
16 Mr. Gardener.
17 Mrs. Moon.
18 If i were a man
Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)
19 The NAP.
20 Violets.
21 Piececitos.
22 The dove was wrong.

Photograph: David ruano