Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
With Orquesta de Conciertos de Madrid, Jesus Arambarri
Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Aragonesa; Cubana; Montañesa; Andaluza
La Vida Breve – Danza No.2
El Sombrero de Tres Picos – Danza de los vecinos; Danza de la molinera
El amor brujo – Danza del terror; Danza ritual del fuego
Noches en los Jardines de España – En el Generalife; Danza Lejana; En los Jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba
Alicia de Larrocha (1923–2009) was the greatest Spanish pianist of all time. Her career began in her early twenties. She created for multiple labels many recordings of the music of Granados, Albéniz, Turina and Falla.
Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) was one of the iconic Spanish composers of the 20th century. Falla himself was also a virtuoso pianist, and arranged many of his works for solo piano. A selection of these is presented here, along with Noches en los jardines de España, his great work for orchestra and piano.
Originally released in 1958 and 1959 by Hispavox. Project co-ordinator: Robin Vaughan An ALTO release (https://altocd.com)
A superb re-release digitally restored by Gene Gaudette from high definition analog-to-digital transfers by Harold Tichenor, featuring the incomparable Alicia de Larocha playing both the familiar and the lesser known de Falla, including the Spanish composer’s masterpiece Noches en los jardines de España, with the superb participation of the Orquesta de Conciertos de Madrid, led by Jesus Arambarri.
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