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Granados: Orchestral: Dante (symphonic Poem); Cinco Piezas; Two excerpts Goyescas


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Granados: Orchestral: Dante (symphonic Poem);
Cinco Piezas; Two excerpts Goyescas

Orquesta Filarmónica
de Gran Canaria
/ Adrian Leaper
Frances Lucey soprano
Nancy Fabiola Herrera mezzo

Catalogue Number: ALC 1348
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 69:20, DDD, 2001
Barcode: 5055354413483




“A simmering first recording of Granados’ luscious Dante and strong performances of Goyescas and Piezas, all vividly recorded. Dante is a find, a two-part symphonic poem, the first section not quite Tchaikovskian, using luscious post-Wagnerian chromaticism which even brings voluptuous hints of Scriabin and early Schoenberg … When Francesca tells her story, there are even hints of Puccini. The vocal entry, beautifully prepared, is longingly and entreatingly sung by Herrera … How beautifully they introduce the bewitching highlight of Goyescas, ‘La maja y el ruiseinor’ ! simply and beautifully sung by Lucey. Anselm Ferrer’s orchestration of the Piezas sobre cantos populares re-creates the music in orchestral terms, to make an entertaining centrepiece in a first-class collection, richly recorded.” (Gramophone)

    DANTE – symphonic poem

  • [1] Dante e Virgilio 12:51
  • [2] Paolo e Francesca * 18:11
  • CINCO PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPAÑOLES
    (arr. Ferrer)

  • [3] Añoranza 3:20
  • [4] Ecos de la Parranda 5:10
  • [5] Zapateado 4:20
  • [6] Zambra 5:28
  • [7] Miel de la Alcarria: Jota 5:47
  • [8] LA MAJA Y EL RUISEÑOR (Goyescas) (1916) ** 9:06
  • [9] INTERMEZZO (Goyescas) (1916) 5:03