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Spanish Album: Falla, Lecuona, Soler, Turina Import


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Audio CD, Import, June 6, 1994
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listen  1. Spanish Pieces 4 For Piano G37- No. 1 Aragonesa 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Spanish Pieces 4 For Piano G37- No. 2 Cubana 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Spanish Pieces 4 For Piano G37- No. 3 Montañésa 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Spanish Pieces 4 For Piano G37- No. 4 Andaluza 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Nocturno For Piano G 3 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Fandango For Keyboard In D Minor No 14611:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Danzas Fantsticas For Orchestra Or Piano Op 22 No. 1 Exaltación 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Danzas Fant Sticas For Orchestra Or Piano Op 22 No. 2 EnsueñoOp. 22-2 7:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Danzas Fant Sticas For Orchestra Or Piano Op 22 No. 3 Orgía 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Córdoba, For Piano 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Andalucía 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Suite Andalucia - Alhambra 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Suite Andalucía: Gitanerias 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Suite Andalucía: Guadalquivir 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Suite Andalucía: Malagueña 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Santiago Rodríguez
  • Composer: Manuel de Falla, Antonio Soler, Joaquin Turina, Ernesto Lecuona
  • Audio CD (June 6, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Elan Records
  • ASIN: B00000IMRC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,432 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By I Hate Amazon on March 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It seems that if a recording isn't on Sony, DG, RCA or some other big label then it just gets ignored. I wonder why that is? As an added touch against the grain, Mr. Rodriguez plays on Baldwin pianos on his recordings, which overall have a nice tone--although the notes on the lowest end of the register tend to lose their distinction sometimes.
Anyway, about this recording. Since Amazon doesn't feel compelled to offer a track listing (at least at the moment I write this) I'll provide one here.
1-4: Piezas Españolas - Manuel de Falla 5: Nocturno - de Falla 6: Fandango - Padre Antonio Soler 7-9: Danzas Fantásticas - Joaquin Turina 10-15: Suite "Andalucia" - Ernesto Lecuona
Total recording time: 70:52
As in all Mr. Rodriguez's recordings, his authority is apparent from first note to last, and his phenominal rhythmic acuity lends itself very well to the predominantly dance oriented pieces in this collection. Personally, I prefer his renditions of Spanish Music to De Larrocha's, since he has comparable clarity but superior musclepower. The recording is exceptionally clean and bright, although dynamically a bit flat compared to his Rachmaninov.
Harold C. Schonberg of THE NEW YORK TIMES calls this recording, "One of the most charming and enjoyable piano records around."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jill Malter on November 1, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album. All the pieces are played beautifully. Well-known favorites include Leucona's Andalucia Suite and the de Falla works. The Turina dances are a welcome addition.

But the piece de resistance has to be the Soler Fandango. I remember how this hit my world like a bombshell when Frederick Marvin's edition for the piano showed up in 1957. But how could one play it? As I read the music, I realized, for the first time in my life the true and horrible meaning of the word "ossia" (it means, you can't play it as written because it is too tough for you, so try this instead).

Eventually, the artists started to argue about whether it was truly a piano piece or a harpsichord piece. Igor Kipnis, who has an excellent recording of it on the harpsichord, stated that it had to be a harpsichord piece: it would be a nearly impossible tour de force on the piano. But by that time, Frederick Marvin had made a project of it and had recorded it beautifully for the piano (now on a cd that I think is still available).

Anyway, this sounds better on the piano. As Marvin indicates, Soler's use of color in this work shows that he must have had a piano in mind. Rodriguez definitely does it justice in this outstanding performance. And he sails through the ending smoothly, as though the word "ossia" didn't need to be associated with this piece at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helen J. Bacon on October 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a wonderfully unique classical album. Santiago has roots from both Spain and Cuba that permeate this top notch set of Spanish composers' music. Once you start listening, it will absolutely grow on you. When you get to Track 6, "Fandango" by Padre Antonio Soler, it's hypnotizing...and when you see it was written in the 1700's, you begin to wonder if it was the first piece ever written that later defined the sound of what we now recognize as Spanish music.
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By rks on August 17, 2010
Format: Audio CD
"...One of the most charming and enjoyable piano records around is a look at some Spanish (and Cuban) piano music played by Santiago Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is a polished convincing exponent of this material...he applies a lovely patina to his playing."
--Harold C. Schoenberg -- The New York Times
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