Pavol Remenár (baritone) & Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová (guitar)
Spanish songs, tangos, zarzuelas and guitar solos
Such a recording has not yet been released in Slovakia. This compact disc will significantly enrich the theme not only of the Slovak listener, but will certainly be interesting on the foreign market as well. Zarzuela as a genre is practically unknown in Slovakia, although it is a significant phenomenon of Spanish operetta. The world’s most important singers, such as Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón, Ana Maria Martinez, Teresa Berganza, Victoria de los Ángeles, also belong or were among the followers of zarzuela (the parents of Plácido Domingo were also zarzuela singers). In addition to the arias from zarzuelas, the artists also selected beautiful songs for this recording, which are a jewel of the chamber genre of songwriting. In addition to the original guitars, most of the accompaniments come from guitarist Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová. These are transcriptions of piano and orchestral parts. As far as I found out, most of the songs in this cast have never been and nowhere released. As far as artists are concerned, this is an excellent, proven art set. Pavol Remenár belongs to the current Slovak top of opera art. He often appears on the opera stage of the Slovak National Theatre and on concert stages and spreads the good name of Slovakia abroad. I am convinced that no one doubts the excellent qualities of guitarist Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová, because he proves this constantly at concerts not only in Europe but also overseas. This is evidenced by re-invitations to perform with important symphonic ensembles. In addition to concert activities, Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová is also the soul of the important international music festival Bratislava Chamber Guitar. Previous invitations of the two artists to perform with the program of Spanish music at the opera festival Kutná Hora 2012, at the Festival della Valle Ossola in Italy, respectively. for concerts in Berlin (Konzerthaus), Prague, Helsinki, Belgium, Israel etc. are proof that the release of a CD dedicated to Spanish songs, thongs and arias from zarzuelas will be a great success.