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Madredeus: "EssĂȘncia".

During this week from the 25th of June to the 1th of July, at 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM (Madrid Time), you can listen to excerpts from the album of Madredeus: "Essência".




 Review from www.madredeus.com



Pedro Ayres Magalh„es' Madredeus are preparing their return to the music scene with a new line-up that intends to revisit the legacy that they originally offered to the world, exactly when a series of initiatives are being prepared to signal 25 years of a brilliant career.

It's the return to active duty of the most successful project on the contemporary Portuguese music scene, with a recovery of the aesthetic line that, as well as leading them to a special place in the hearts of the Portuguese people, allowed them to achieve that success way beyond Portugal.

Together with the keyboards of long time member Carlos Maria Trindade, and the strings of Jorge Varrecoso, AntÛnio Figueiredo and LuÌs Clode (two violins and cello, respectively), Pedro Ayres Magalh„es reactivates the Madredeus project with the discovery of an amazing new voice: that of Beatriz Nunes. Both the strings and the voice come from a classical background. The musicians have the experience of being part of the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Opera, and of the highly respected Lusit‚nia Ensemble, and are therefore used to mixing the classical and popular spheres; so they are capable of responding to the highly demanding standard set by Pedro Ayres Magalh„es and Carlos Maria Trindade. The young Beatriz Nunes also brings a unique talent to the project , having studied both classical and jazz music formally, and she fits into the strict vision that never forgets the great history of the group.

Pedro Ayres reveals the plans for the new Madredeus formation: "We intend to present a show that travels through our entire published repertoire". The musician that has run Madredeus since the beginning already claims to have more than 30 pieces, visiting each era of the band, ready for the stage.

This new line-up of Madredeus is already preparing a tour, both national and international, but there is also talk of new recordings. There are plans for an album that should include new material and also re-workings of classic songs. The album should be released in 2012.

"We want to show the diversity of our repertoire", reveals Pedro Ayres Magalh„es, using the image of a multifaceted prism in movement to describe the work of Madredeus. "We want to travel with our music", he concludes.

Posted on 2012-06-25 11:49:38.61