Esther Lamandier

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Esther Lamandier is a French soprano and harpist known for explorations in early chant and monodic music.[1][2] She is known to frequently accompany herself on the harp, vielle or portative organ (for example in her cd 'Cantigas de Santa Maria').

Lamandier was born in 1946 in Saint-Raphaël, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France;[3] her father's family is Jewish, from Piatra Neamț in Romania. She is a specialist in both Assyrian and Sephardic Jewish song, and the Hebrew biblical chant transcriptions of Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura.


  • Decameron - Ballate monodiques de l'Ars Nova Florentine Astrée (LP, 1980); producer Michel Bernstein
  • Alfonso El Sabio Cantigas De Santa Maria Astrée (record label) (LP, 1981)
  • Romances - Chansons et Complaintes Séfarades Aliénor AL10 (LP, 1982) Romances Séfarades (2002)
  • Chansons de toile au temps du Roman de la rose (LP, 1983) AL11
  • Romances II - Berceuses Et Complaintes Séfarades Et Chants Araméens (LP, 1984)
  • Compilation: Romances - Romances séfarades et Chants Araméens (CD, Compilation 1985) AL 1012
  • Domna (CD, 1987) AL1019
  • Chansons Andalouses Et Tangos (LP 1983, CD 1988) AL 1025
  • Chants Chrétiens Araméens - Aramean Christian chant (1989, CD 1999)
  • Music of the Bible Revealed (1993)
  • Psaumes de David (1999)
  • Le Livre D'Isaie - Hebrew biblical chant (2006)


  1. ^ Fanfare ed. Joel Flegler - 1989
  2. ^ Gramophone - 1987
  3. ^ "Esther Lamandier discography - RYM/Sonemic".

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