Serebrier Conducts Granados (24/48 FLAC)
Serebrier Conducts Granados (24/48 FLAC)

Orchestra: Concerto Málaga String Orchestra
Conductor: José Serebrier
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Somm
Size: 2.08 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Granados:
12 Danzas españolas, Op. 37, H. 142 (Arr. for String Orchestra)
01. No. 5, Andaluza
02. No. 2, Orientale

03. Pequeña romanza, H. 67 (arr. for string orchestra)
04. El Himno de los Muertos, H. 67 (arr. E. López-Chávarri for string orchestra)
05. Goyescas, H. 65

Tárrega:
06. Recuerdos de la Alhambra (arr. K. Krantz for string orchestra)
07. Gran vals (Grande Valse) (arr. V. Yélamo for string orchestra)

Toldrà:
08. Vistes al mar (Evocaciones poéticas)

Malats:
09. Impresiones de España

Chapí:
10. El rey que rabio

Morera:
11. Desolació

Monasterio:
12. Andante religioso (arr. for string orchestra)
13. Andantino expresivo (arr. for string orchestra)

Albéniz:
14. España, Op. 165, B. 37
15. Mallorca, barcarola, Op. 202

de Grignon:
16. Lento Expresivo

This delightful album of Spanish music arranged for strings and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Enrique Granados, was recorded by legendary conductor Jose Serebrier and Concerto Malaga String Orchestra founded in 1996. The orchestra is now one of the foremost ensembles in Spain, best known for its dedicated research into string repertoire ranging from the 17th century onwards. Ther recording pays tribute to one of Spain’s most important composers, Enrique Granados and also includes works by Granados’s contemporaries and successors who played active roles in promoting Barcelona’s and Madrid’s musical life in the middle of the 19th century. Over a century after his tragic death, Granados’s music continues to entertain and inspire performers and listeners the world over. He spent his entire life in Barcelona and contributed to its musical life as apianist, composer, teacher, conductor, and concert organizer. He was thus only a true champion of Spanish music but he was also a leading figure in the Catalan movement known as modernisme which was on display in much of Barcelona’s architecture from around 1900. Granados’s best-known collection of 12 Danzas espanolas was premiered in Barcelona in 189. No. 5, Andaluza, transports us to the south of Spain with its suggestion of an impassioned song supported by an energetic guitar accompaniment. Orienta is an all-purpose adjective that suggests anything associated with Andalusia or the Middle East. The Intermezzo from his opera Goyescas and the hauntingly beautiful Pequena Romanza are eloquent examples of his broad stylistic range.

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