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Eloqventia

Performances of a hypnotic beauty, overwhelming energy, fascinating sensitivity and absolutely unique magic.
Another聽big Spanish name of international stature joins Cantus: the ensemble Eloqventia, founded and directed by virtuoso recorder player, Alejandro Villar, specialized in the performance of the medieval repertoire. For their CD debut, Eloqventia has chosen to appear as a duo, with Villar聽in charge of a wide variety of medieval flutes and symphonia, and one of the most ubiquous percussion players of the moment, David Mayoral, who can be heard with many different ensembles, from L’Arpeggiata to Hesperion XXI or La Ritirata.

A few signs of identity in the style of Eloqventia can be underlined: in addition to the extraordinary techical virtuosity of their members, they favour a very direct sound, highlighting each and every detail, which provides a unique texture to their performances. 聽Inventiveness, sense of color propitiated by the enormous range of recorders used by Alejandro Villar (from the best known vertical flutes, double flutes, or also the聽gemshorn, a recorder made with the horn of an ox). And of course 聽their fascinating rhythmic richness must be mentioned, with the extraordinary virtuosity of David Mayoral and the endless instruments that he uses, from the tambourine to the darbucas, bells, doira, tambourines or tamburello, but also the dulcimer. Let us combine all these elements, and add their profound stylistic training and we will obtain performances of a hypnotic beauty, overwhelming energy, fascinating sensitivity and absolutely unique magic.

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