Rolando Villazón & Xavier de Maistre – La Llorona (anon.)
Thanks to the cultural diversity, where indigenous, European and African influences meet, the Latin American countries pose one of the richest Lied repertoires of the world. An abundance of variety in rhythm, melody and narrative forms comes together on the album “Serenata Latina” of Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón accompanied by French star harpist Xavier de Maistre. "Serenata Latina" is in a way a collage of sounds, where these different shapes of the Latin American canciones come to life in their sensually emotional essence: Deep longing, somber facets of pain, melancholy, desire and loss dominate the very intimate color palette of this so beautifully heartfelt recording, however accompanied by vigorous life-affirming and dance-like pieces. Rolando Villazón and Xavier de Maistre are here performing the traditional folk song “La llorona”.