Compilation album with instrumental interpretations of major themes of Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz by soloists as Austrian pianist Beatriz Klien, Austrian guitarist and lutenist Konrad Ragossnig, Venezuelan guitarist Alirio Diaz and Greek pianist Rena Kyriakou. Together they offer a repertoire of twelve songs, which return the substance and the freshness of the compositions of the great Albéniz.
These recordings reflect how Arrau’s textually scrupulous yet highly personal mastery of many styles had matured and ripened, while retaining the fire and ardency of his youth. Arrau’s Mozart, Weber and Chopin probe beyond the music’s surface charm, as do the luminous and full-bodied Spanish and French Impressionist selections. Cumulative momentum and thoughtful detail characterize Arrau’s Beethoven and Schumann while the extraordinary technical finish of his Liszt transcends mere virtuosity and bravura.
In The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works, Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with an in-depth exploration of the solo piano works he considers to be among the most exceptional landmarks in the literature. The 23 works you’ll study represent the selections of an internationally respected composer and music historian, carefully chosen to highlight the most significant compositional and pianistic achievements in the solo piano repertoire.
New version of the Paco de Lucía Integral, 27 CDs his complete work remastered. "Cositas Buenas", his last album, comes as a new in this new Integral. Now in a new economic format. This collection is a unique tour of the work of Paco de Lucia from 1964 to 2004. Spanish classical music had always aroused profound interest in Paco de Lucía. First came the album Lorca (1967), the records of Andalusian and Iberoamerican classics (65-69), afterwards came his magnificent work with Falla (1968) and from 1991 we must add this Concierto de Aranjuez and three pieces from the ‘Suite Iberia’ by Albeniz. His pledge here is clear: to offer out of the most profound respect a new perspective on the Classical Spanish canon, in Flamenco.
This 1991 release, recorded live at Teatro Bulevar de la Casa de la Cultura in Torrelodones, Spain, features Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo's best-known composition, 1939’s "Concierto de Aranjuez," performed by flamenco guitar legends Paco de Lucía and Rodrigo, along with the Orquestra de Cadaqués. Also featured is the Isaac Albéniz composition "Iberia," recorded at Cinearte in Spain.