"I have two friends who recently traveled through Lisbon and they sent back photos that showed exquisite charm and beauty. This explains the charms and magic of a new album from flautist Susan Palma-Nidel, Lisboa à Solta. After a long and successful career in classical music, Palma-Nidel set her sights first on Brazil and then Portugal. This album follows her first exploration of Portuguese music in 2016 and includes the most well known form, fado, but is also a deeper dive into classic compositions and musicians from that country.
Every track is perfectly performed by Palma-Nidel along with Portugal's most well known and respected folk and popular musicians.
Lisboa à Solta is a hidden and unexpected gem absolutely worth seeking out as a reminder of the beauty of nuance and artistry.”
— From Felix Contreras, National NPR
"This is a daring and exceptional album by a classical musician who is not afraid of experimenting. I love the light but also energetic sound of the flute; the backing instruments give room for the melody to shine and keep the background as a warm support. There is so much talent and sincerity here."
— From UK Public Radio (CSRfm/Jazz Jams)
Purchase and download the single from Susan's new album Foi Por Ela! Listen to an excerpt below of this extraordinary music and playing: Expanding the boundaries of music with Susan Palma-Nidel.
Sample tracks from Lisboa Intima