10 Songs, 37 Minutes


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My Friend the Wren

Life Stories in Exquisite Voice and Instrumentals

Carla’s new CD is as equally memorable for the life stories behind the music as it is for her divine voice and lovely instrumental accompaniment. Highlights include:

Carla’s own original composition “Voglio Amore” that displays her heavenly voice, her classic guitar skills, and her ability to compose delightful melodies from beautiful dreams. The lyrics are as divine as Carla's singing.

Carla and her greatest musical inspiration, her mother Leda, performing an emotional duet in “Gente Humilde” – a song that Carla first performed with her mother when she was only 15 years old. Imagine how special it must be after Carla’s great success as one of the most famous sopranos in history, thanks to her Mother’s inspiration and encouragement as a child, to preserve their special bond forever in this song. And the title, which translates to “Humble People”, is a perfect description of Carla- despite her well-deserved fame she has always remained so humble and grateful for everything she is blessed with.

The song “Sapo” is a solo classic guitar piece that Carla wrote in 1991 when she was only 18 years old. Instead of being a composition lost forever, now 27 years later she was able to preserve it forever. The song features Carla’s upbeat tone with the classic guitar as a reflection to the positive energy and optimism in nature.

Highlighting 15 year old violinist Enzo Kok in Dvořák’s classic “Songs my Mother taught me” – reflecting Carla’s generous soul to help the younger generation of artists realize the great joy of performing that she has been blessed with through both dedication and opportunity.

The finest and most dramatic version of Piazzolla's "Oblivion" that I am aware of. Carla performs this with so much emotion that you can feel in her incantation and in the instrumentals. This would make a fantastic addition to a suitable movie soundtrack.

A deeply passionate performance of the title track “Melodia Sentimental” by Heitor Villa-Lobos among the full compilation of passion, love, heart, and soul Carla delivers throughout each exquisite composition on her delightful new work of art, the CD Sentimental.

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