LISTEN TO MAYA VILLANUEVA ON
DEBUSSY / TÔN-THÂT TIÊT
MELODIES, CHAMBER MUSIC AND PIANO
Maya Villanueva, soprano / Syntonia Piano Quintet: Stéphanie Moraly, Thibault Noally, violins / Caroline Donin, viola / Patrick Langot, cello / Romain David, piano
(2018, Klarthe Records)
2018 is definitely Debussy's year! For their second opus, soprano Maya Villanueva, pianist Romain David and his partners from the Syntonia Quintet paid tribute to him with this double disc, anthology of melodies, music for piano and sonatas.
"The captivating voice of Maya Villanueva ends the Debussy part in style. Magnificent album." - Classical Music & Co
"From Night of Stars, we are immersed in a universe of harmonic shimmer to which the voice, at the same time sober and delicate of Maya Villanueva gives its charm without ostentation. Her excellent diction is precious for this repertoire." - ResMusica
"In a melody like Le Jet d'eau (Baudelaire), which is generally thought to be intended for more full-bodied voices, it shows great confidence and gives its interpretation a mysterious poetic aura that suits this music well literary"- Classica
"Very committed to painting each nuance of the musical verb, Maya Villanueva's gentle soprano cultivates a hushed, and even smooth as millimeter show. In this double collection, the singer knows how to find the right and sometimes intoxicated inflections in a succession of melodic pearls. The attention to words, the obvious curiosity to express each situation of the poem offer an eloquent vision on Debussyst writing: colorist, atmospheric even, without any mannerism or academic refinement." - Classiquenews
FORMES DE LA VOIX
(2019, Klarthe Records)
Gabriel Sivak offers us a fascinating panorama of his vocal music in this monographic disc. The variety of his universes immediately appeals. Without ever ceasing to be himself, Gabriel Sivak draws his inspiration everywhere, from the poets of his country (Argentina) or from Rimbaud, in popular music, slam or rap. Whistles, whispers, children's voices, baby cries populate this dreamlike universe. All this testifies to an insatiable curiosity and a beautiful spirit of creative freedom that surprises and enchants the listener.
Maya Villanueva sings The Loveless Land with tenor Pierre-Antoine Chaumien and pianist François Henry, as well as the magnificent triptych already present on the disc "Ginastera" (2016, Klarthe Records) Tres instantes oníricos with cellist Patrick Langot and pianist Romain David.
WORKS FOR VOICE AND PIANO / CELLO AND PIANO
Maya Villanueva, soprano
Patrick Langot, cello
Romain David, piano
(2016, Klarthe Records)
To mark the centenary of the birth of Alberto Ginastera, soprano Maya Villanueva, cellist Patrick Langot and pianist Romain David offer us with this double integrale of his music for voice and piano and cello and piano a panorama of his work in multiple facets. An initiatory musical journey from the folklore of the Pampa of the Canciones to the modern sounds of the sonata dedicated to his wife, cellist Aurora Natola. As a final highlight, the first world recording of Tres instantes oníricos by Gabriel Sivak pays tribute to the influence of the greatest Argentinian composer of the 20th century.
"Soprano Maya Villanueva, a fine musician, has a very nice voice, close to Maria Bayo's." - Opéra Magazine / ****
"Maya Villanueva is ideal for the tone, but also the atmosphere that she knows how to create in each melody, with an airy and clear timbre, here disembodied, and the next moment, voluptuously fleshy." - Classica / ****
PRÉVERT & KOSMA
Élodie Fonnard, Maya Villanueva, Julie Horreaux, sopranos
Philippe Barbey-Lallia, piano
Patrick Langot, cello
(2015, Anima Records)
CD with the artists of the lyric theater company "Soleil de Nuit". The five accomplices revisit these masterpieces of French song, mixing classical, jazz and cabaret, in new arrangements for female vocal trio, cello and piano.
With (among others) : En sortant de l’école, Barbara, Le cauchemar du chauffeur de taxi, A la belle étoile, La pêche à la baleine, Inventaire…