De Falla: Piano Music Complete

De Falla: Piano Music Complete
Composer Manuel de Falla
Artist Benita Meshulam piano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 6835
EAN code 5029365683524
Release January 2009

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Manuel de Falla is arguably the most authentic Spanish composer of the 20th century. More then his compatriots Albeniz and Granados he captured the raw spirit of the Spanish folk music. His imitation of the Flamenco “Canto Jondo” hurts the soul, in its open violence ánd tenderness.

De Falla was an excellent pianist and no wonder he wrote extensively for his instrument. His piano writing is full of colouristic effects, highly suggestive in evoking the athmosphere of the Spanish landscape. Folklore Pianist Benita Meshulam, of Sephardic descent, is specialized in Spanish music, and recorded successfully works of Granados, Albeniz and Montsalvatge.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Dances From "El Sombrero De Tres Picos": Danza del Molinero
  2. Dances From "El Sombrero De Tres Picos": Danza de la Molinera
  3. Dances From "El Sombrero De Tres Picos": Danza de los Vecinos
  4. Danza de La Vida Breve
  5. Homenaje de Claude Debussy
  6. Serenata
  7. Mazurka
  8. Serenata Andaluza
  9. Nocturno
  10. Cancion
  11. Fantasia Baetica

Disk 2

  1. Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Aragonesa
  2. Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Cubana
  3. Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Montanesa
  4. Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Andaluza
  5. Ritual Fire Dance (from: El Amor Brujo)
  6. Cortejo de Gnomos
  7. Vals capricho
  8. Allegro de concierto
  9. Canto de los remeros del Volga
  10. Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas