In this fascinating program, Jill presents music from Spain or of Spanish influence, beginning with medieval texts little known outside Jewish communities, and songs from the well-known Christian manuscripts Llibre Vermell and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. She continues by exploring the rich spectrum of Spanish song through its magnificent flowering in the Renaissance, through to its deeply-felt stamp on Sephardic song of more recent centuries.
May 3, 2005, Felicja Blumental Music Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
July 6, 2005, Salvatorsaal, Vienna, Austria
November 8, 2005, Hussite Church, Jilové u Prahy, Czech Republic
November 11, 2005, Evangelical Church of the Upper Community, Zlín, Czech Republic
Illumination from the Spanish manuscript Cantigas de Santa Maria, written in the 13th century