Montserrat Figueras, 1942-2011

I am saddened to learn of the death of Montserrat Figueras, the great Catalonian early music singer.  With her husband, gambist and conductor Jordi Savall, she was a central part of the great early music revival of the past few decades.  (A VC reader adds this recollection of Figueras’ appearances in the Bay Area; thanks.) Here, one of Figueras’ most widely admired (or, anyway, one of my favorite) recordings, Yo soy la locura.

Yo soy la locura
la que sola infundo
placer y dulzura
y contento al mundo.

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