Brazilian Guitar Quartet - Spanish Dances (24/96 FLAC)
Brazilian Guitar Quartet – Spanish Dances (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Joaquín Turina y Perez, Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico Mompou, Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados
Performer: Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Delos
Size: 1.33 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Manuel de Falla:
4 Piezas espanolas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
01. No. 1. Aragonesa
02. No. 2. Cubana
03. No. 3. Montanesa
04. No. 4. Andaluza

Enrique Granados:
05. Goyescas, Book 1: No. 3. El fandango de candil (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

Joaquín Turina y Perez:
06. 3 Danzas andaluzas, Op. 8: No. 3. Zapateado (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

Joaquin Rodrigo:
07. Sonada de adios (Homenaje a Paul Dukas) (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
4 Piezas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
08. No. 1. Caleseras (Homenaje a Chueca)
09. No. 2. Fandango del ventorrillo
10. No. 3. Plegaria de la Infanta de Castilla
11. No. 4. Danza valenciana

Federico Mompou:
Cancons i danses (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
12. No. 3. Modere
13. No. 6. Cantabile espressivo
14. No. 1. Quasi moderato
15. No. 8. Moderato cantabile con sentimento

Manuel de Falla:
16. La vida breve: Danse espagnole No. 2 (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

Isaac Albéniz:
17. Azulejos (completed by E. Granados) (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

Enrique Granados:
18. El pelele, goyesca (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

In this, the 2011 Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s sixth album on Delos, the ensemble pays homage to its rich heritage as embodied in the music of Spain: the ancestor of Latin American music. The nation’s wide-ranging regional musical styles are most idiomatically represented by the more than 1,000 danceforms native to the Iberian Peninsula. The album’s eighteen bewitching selections – mostly dances – are derived primarily from piano works by six of the best-known 20th-century Spanish composers: Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico Mompou and Joaquin Turina.

The BGQ, while best known as Latin American specialists, also has a special flair for the quintessential Spanish sound and spirit. They offer the richest sonic depth and range of any guitar quartet, thanks to the use of two eight-string guitars: sonorities that are thrillingly captured in Delos’ exceptional, audiophile-grade sound.

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