Isaac Albeniz: Iberia T. 105

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata

Cahier No. 1 Evocación
Cahier No. 1 El Corpus en Sevilla
Cahier No. 2 Triana Iberia
Cahier No. 1 El Puerto Iberia
Cahier No. 3 El Albaicín Iberia

Manuel de Falla: from 7 Canciones populares Españolas

Sharon Isbin, Laurindo Almeida, Larry Coryell - guitars

El pano moruno

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Suite No. 1 Danza del moinero (The Miller's Dance)

Sharon Isbin, Laurindo Almeida, Larry Coryell - guitars


Pablo Sarasate: Ziguenerweisen Op. 20

Mischa Elman, violin; Joseph Seiger, piano


Alonso de Mudarra: Fantasia

Luis de Narvaez: Diferencia sobre "Guardame las vacas"

Anonymous: La Filla del Marxant

Gaspar: Sanz Folias

Alirio Diaz, guitar


Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos,  IMF 16

Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Eduardo Mata, conductor;  Lourdes Ambriz, soprano

Suite No. 1: Introduction
Suite No. 1: Mediodia (Afternoon)
Suite No. 1: Danza de la molinera (Dance of the Miller's Wife)
Suite No. 1: Las uvas (The Grapes)
Suite No. 2: Los vecinos
Suite No. 2: Danza del molinero (Farruca - The Miller's Dance)
Suite No. 2: Danza final

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G Minor

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E Minor

Fernando Sor Estudio V

Fernando Sor: Estudio XII

Francisco Tarrega Danza: mora

Federico Moreno Torroba: Nocturno

Regino Sainz de la Maza: Zapateado

Enrique Granados: Danza Espanola

Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Bolero

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos Farruca 

Isaac Albeniz: Asturias - Leyenda

Alirio Diaz, guitar



A fast early note on the repertoire included here - two recordings never before released on this compilation come from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's recording of De Falla and Albeniz. The more famous "Three Cornered Hat" is paired with the much less often recorded orchestrated version of Albeniz's Iberia Suite. These 1991 ProArte recordings (CDS 588) are making their digital debuts, and have been out of print for over 20 years.

A quick word - there is a Volume 2 coming soon. I can't tell you how many versions of this compilation we tried to put together. First, we struggled to define "Spanish Music" - we've tried to stay fairly strict to music composed by composers born in the country of Spain, with the exception of Domenico Scarlatti, who worked for the Queen of Spain and whose music shows deep Spanish influence. But we did decide to keep off music "inspired" by Spain, such as Rapsodie Espagnole by Maurice Ravel.

The OTHER complicating factor, if we used that strong definition of Spanish music we could not include our vast number of recordings by composers who live in Spanish-speaking or Latin American countries, like Argentina, Brazil (Portuguese, yes) and Chile and even the Caribbean Islands. So...we are coming with Spanish Music Box Volume 2 that includes the composers who didn't live in Spain and honestly, we couldn't fit Big Box of Latin American Composers on a that box featuring Ernesto Nazareth, several Mexican, Argentinian, Cuban and Chilean composers whose music we'd like to feature, is coming in late 2019 or early 2020.

Also...we couldn't really mix the folk song recordings of Germaine Montero on this Spanish music set, and we decided to create a separate release that features her folksongs recordings and the Lorca recording she made for Vanguard.

And as a business factor, much of the Latin American composers box included music composed recently enough that it is disqualified from a 99 cent release, unfortunately, and we tried to create a "streaming-downloading hybrid" but we just couldn't get it to work.

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