All thanks for these gems go to Jean-Luc
Alicia De Larrocha playing Granados. They were made for each other. Simply stellar albums. Granados composed some excellent music and some of the pieces in these suites really stand out. Alicia de Larrocha is one of those pianists whose mastery in certain repertoire is unparalleled, and mostly unchallenged. Even though her recordings of mozart, schumann, are always well poised and balanced, her mastery of the Spanish repertoire is such that her other acheivements stand small in comparison.
Composer: Enrique Granados
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha
Number of Discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.5 GB
This is repertoire that De Larrocha has recorded more than once, and i for one am grateful that she chose to go through the Granados Goyescas for a second time (her first trial was in the 60’s for EMI). In this new recording, she is more concentrated on tone, sound, and overall relationship of one work to another rather than on the virtuosity necessary to pull these works off convingcingly. So, for once, you hear these works played as almost one – with some pervasive melodies haunting more than one work and all necessary to form the group the composer intended.
De Larrocha will always be remembered for recordings such as this where everything falls into place so naturally that the piano becomes a breathing instrument. This is trademark of a selected few indeed.
The name of Enrique Granados will always be associated with to that tragic episode that defined his life in 1916. But his musical bequeath will always be estimated by the rest of the world who will be able to enjoy the delirious, captivating and engaging inspiration produced by Goyescas, a heartfelt homage to Francisco de Goya, one of the most prominent and genuine Ambassadors of the Spanish painting.
In this sense, this suite for piano is frame by frame a sumptuous and posthumous tribute, keeping into account the repressed lyricism of the Spanish lyric. Pitifully, there have not been so many successful recordings that may be regarded as memorable, because somehow elude the elusive gaze, the historical perspective and the Mediterranean poetry nestled bellow the score.
|Los Majos Enamorados – Part I|
|A1||No. 1 Los Requiebros (Compliments Galants)||8:44|
|A2||No. 2 Coloquio En La Reja (Duo D’Amour)||10:20|
|B1||No. 3 El Fandango Del Candil (Le Fandango)||5:26|
|B2||No. 4 Quejas Ó La Majas Y El Ruiseñor (Plaintes Ou La Maja Et Le Rossignol)||6:18|
|Los Majos Enamorados – Part II|
|C1||No. 5 El Amor Y La Muerte (Balada)||12:15|
|C2||No. 6 Epilogo (Serenata Del Espectro)||7:38|
|D2||2. Recitativo Y Berceuse||4:14|
|D3||3. El Poeta Y El Ruiseñor||4:34|
|D4||4. Allegretto (Pequena Danza)||0:58|
|D5||5. Epilogo (Allegro Appassionato – Andantino Spianato)||8:55|
Analyzed folder: /96k Granados – Goyescas Vol.1 – Alicia De Larrocha
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR11 -2.05 dB -17.61 dB A1 No. 1 Los Requiebros (Compliments Galants).aif
DR12 -1.23 dB -18.85 dB A2 No. 2 Coloquio En La Reja (Duo D’Amour).aif
DR13 -2.31 dB -18.58 dB B1 No. 3 El Fandango Del Candil (Le Fandango).aif
DR14 -3.66 dB -23.52 dB B2 No. 4 Quejas O La Majas Y El Ruisenor (Plaintes Ou La Maja Et Le Rossignol).aif
DR11 -2.75 dB -18.48 dB B3 El Pelele.aif
Number of files: 5
Official DR value: DR12
Analyzed folder: /96k Granados – Goyescas Vol.2 – Alicia De Larrocha
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -2.05 dB -19.98 dB C1 No. 5 El Amor Y La Muerte (Balada).aif
DR11 -2.87 dB -18.41 dB C2 No. 6 Epilogo (Serenata Del Espectro).aif
DR12 -1.30 dB -19.30 dB D1 1. Mazurca.aif
DR13 -8.63 dB -28.16 dB D2 2. Recitativo Y Berceuse.aif
DR12 -2.48 dB -19.90 dB D3 3. El Poeta Y El Ruisenor.aif
DR11 -10.57 dB -25.64 dB D4 4. Allegretto (Pequena Danza).aif
DR11 -2.32 dB -19.46 dB D5 5. Epilogo (Allegro Appassionato – Andantino Spianato).aif
Number of files: 7
Official DR value: DR12
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- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section.
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
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- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
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