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Spanish School

Borrowing our title from the storied Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the Lipizzaner horses, this program explores the wealth of musical output from Iberian composers. Following a lineage from the 18th century on to those creating new music today, we consider the Spanish School as a living tradition, blending the values of the past with the passion of the present. From the guitar to the piano and every instrument in between, this week features selections from Pablo de Sarasate, Andres Segovia, and many other Spanish composers and performers.
 
Program 1

Canciones Sefardíes (arr. Manuel Valls): La rosa enflorece
Oscar Ghiglia, gtr; Jean-Claude Gérard, flt; Victoria De Los Angeles, s.
Icon: Victoria de los Angeles - The Opera Singer
EMI Classics 17308
0:54

Canciones Sefardíes (arr. Manuel Valls): Yo m'enamori d'un aire
Oscar Ghiglia, gtr; Jean-Claude Gérard, flt; Victoria De Los Angeles, s.
Icon: Victoria de los Angeles - The Opera Singer
EMI Classics 17308
0:51

arr. by José María Lamaña: Mariam matrem
José María Lamaña; Chamber Ensemble; Victoria De Los Angeles, s.
Icon: Victoria de los Angeles - The Opera Singer
EMI Classics 7243 5 66937
3:19

Antonio Soler: The Emperor's Fanfare
Carlo Curley, organ
The Emperor's Fanfare
Argo 430200
3:10

Antonio Soler: Sonata En Re Mayor
La Orquesta De Cámara De Madrid, José Ma. Franco Gil; Lucero Tena, castanets
Sublime Mutter!
EMI Classics 64585
3:42

Manuel García: El Poeta Calculista Yo Que Soy Contrabandista
La Scintilla; Adám Fischer; Cecilia Bartoli, s.
Maria
Decca 4759077
2:22

Manuel García: La Figlia Dell'Aria E Non Lo Vedo...Son Regina
La Scintilla; Adám Fischer; Cecilia Bartoli, s.
Maria
Decca 4759077
7:05

Fernando Sor: Variations On a Theme By Mozart, Op. 9
Andrés Segovia, g
The American DECCA Recordings I
DG 4778133
7:02

Maria Malibran: Prendi Per Me Sei Libero
La Scintilla; Adám Fischer; Cecilia Bartoli, s.
Maria
Decca 4759077
4:18

Pablo de Sarasate: Zapateado, Op. 23., No. 2
Jascha Heifetz, vln; André Benoist, pf
The Heifetz Collection - Acoustic recordings 1917
RCA Victor Gold Seal GD80942
3:27

Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine; Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln.
Carmen-Fantasie
DG 437544
8:40

 
Program 2

Francisco Tárrega: Jeux Interdits Romance
Pepe Romero, gtr.
Jeux Interdits And Other Guitar Favorites
Philips Classics 456552
1:47

Enrique Granados: Goyescas Suite 5. El Amor y la Muerte (Balada) (excerpt)
Alicia de Larrocha, pf
Iberia / Goyescas
London 448191
3:07

Enrique Granados: Goyescas Suite
1. Los Requiebros Suite
3. El Fandango del Candil Suite
4. Quejas Ó la Maja y el Ruiseño Book 2 VII. El Pelele (Escena Goyesca)

Alicia de Larrocha, pf
Iberia / Goyescas
London 448191
0:24:54

Granados: Goyescas – Intermezzo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner
Spain
BMG 09026-62586
5:40

Consuela Velazquez: Besame Mucho (excerpt)
Wes Montgomery Trio
The Best of Wes Montgomery
Verve Records Svlp 9191
0:52

Enrique Granados: Danzas Españolas No. 5, Andaluza: Andantino,
Quasí Allegretto No. 10, Allegretto (Danza Triste)
Alicia de Larrocha, pf.
The Art of Alicia de Larrocha
Decca 000018002
8:11

Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
Pepe Romero, gtr.
Jeux Interdits And Other Guitar Favorites
Philips Classics 456552
4:36

Program 3

Isaac Albeniz: Iberia: Book 1 I. Évocation II. el Puerto
Daniel Barenboim, pf
Noches En Los Jardines De España / Iberia
Erato 75316
10:37

José Picón & Francisco Asenjo Barbieri:
Pan y Toros "Preludio Acto II" "La Grave Contradanza le Gusta"

Gran Orquesta Sinfonica
Pan Y Toros
Alhambra WD 74390
5:26

Isaac Albeniz: Espana I. Prélude II. Tango III. Malaguena
Daniel Barenboim, pf
Barenboim - 50 Years on Stage
EuroArts 2050427
8:38

Isaac Albéniz: Granada
Andrés Segovia, g
Playing the Music of Albeniz and Granados
Dcca 384 29M
5:16

Isaac Albéniz: Iberia VIII. El Polo (Andalusian song and dance)
IX. Lavapies (A working class quarter in Madrid)
Alicia de Larrocha
Albeniz: Iberia, Navarra, Suite Española / De Larrocha
London 417887
13:31

Isaac Albéniz (finished by Déodat de Séverac): Navarra, Suite Española, No. 13
Alicia de Larrocha, pf
Albeniz: Iberia, Navarra, Suite Española / De Larrocha
London 417887
5:58

Program 4

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos
I. Danza de los vecinos (The Neighbors' Dance)
II. Danza del molinero (The Miller's Dance)
III. Danza final (The Final Dance)

The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy
The Fantastic Philadelphians
RCA 63313
12:57

Manuel de Falla: Nights In the Gardens of Spain
2. Danza Lejana
3. en los Jardines de la Sierra de Cordoba

London Philharmonic Orchestra Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Alicia de Larrocha, pf
Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
London 410289
14:30

Claude Debussy: Iberia
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch, conductor
Snowflakes Are Dancing
RCA 09026-61056
19:28

Claude Debussy: Iberia
London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, conductor
Pierre Monteux Edition Vol 5 - Debussy: Nocturnes, Images
RCA 61900
:16 (excerpt)

Program 5

Fernando Obradors: Del cabello más sutil
Plácido Domingo, t; Bridget Kibbey, hrp
Encanto del Mar - Mediterranean Songs
Sony Classical 88875006852
2:09

Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra II. Adagio
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner; Pepe Romero,gtr.
Guitar Adagios
Decca 000250302  
12:04

Federico Mompou: Combat Del Somni
1. Damunt De Tu, Només Les Flors
2. Aquesta Nit Un Mateix Vent
3. Jo Et Pressentia Com La Mar

Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marbá; Victoria De Los Angeles, s
Piano Music by Federico Mompou
EMI Classics 5650061
9:40

Joaquín Turina: La Procesion del Rocio
Orquesta Nacional de España, Ataulfo Argenta
Zarzuela And Spanish Orchestral Music
Medici Masters 34-2
9:44

Fernando Obradors: Canciones clásicas españolas: 1. Al amor
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, s; Roger Vignoles, pf
The Classic Albums
London 425820
1:05

Joaquin Rodrigo: Pastoral
Artur Pizarro, pf
Piano Music - Four Andalusian Pictures, Five Pieces of the Sixteenth Century
Naxos 8.557272
2:05

Xavier Montsalvatge: 5 Canciones Negras
2. Punto De Habanera
4. Canción De Cuna Para Dormir A Un Negrito
5. Canto Negro

Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire,
Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos Victoria De Los Angeles, s.
Piano Music by Federico Mompou
EMI Classics 5650061
5:34

Manuel de Falla Iberia: Malaga (from Book IV of "Suite Iberia")
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos
The Three-Cornered Hat (Complete) / Interlude & Spansh Dance From La Vida Breve / Homenajes
Telarc 80149
5:49

 

 

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