Magazine article New Internationalist

Amores Pasados

Magazine article New Internationalist

Amores Pasados

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MUSIC Amores Pasados by John Potter and Others (ECM Records, 2441 CD)

At first glance, Amores Pasados looks like another of the perfectly recorded works in which the German label, ECM, specializes. Former Hilliard Ensemble tenor John Potter is joined by lutists Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman, while Norwegian vocalist, fiddler and medievalist Anna Maria Friman completes the line up. The music that they play and interpret is mostly 17th century... except when it's by Sting, Genesis keyboard player Tony Banks and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. What's going on?

Simply this: Amores Pasados asks us to think about what a popular song is. Go back to the era of any of the 17thcentury Thomas Campion compositions included here and they would have been simply songs - not classical, not folk - just songs. …

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