This was Alicia de Larrocha’s finest account of Nights in the Gardens of Spain, fully capturing the Andalusian atmosphere of this evocative score. After all, it’s not a work about landscapes and flowers – it’s about love. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos does a superb job of drawing perfume and color out of an English orchestra.
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. Following the positive reception for Almoraima, although busy with his concerts with Santana, Paco still found time to present his personal vision of Manuel de Falla, selecting from the work of the composer from Cádiz those pieces most adaptable to the Flamenco melos (Flamenco melody). He takes pieces from the ballets El Amor Brujo and El Sombrero de Tres Picos, from the opera La Vida Breve, and one of the Siete Canciones Populares. The adaptation of these works is viewed through the prism of respect to the maestro, with the intention of serious application, though without stylistic restrictions, with the goal that the result be as Flamenco possible, an art for which Falla professed great admiration.
Another work of the great master of flamenco guitar. In it the greatest genius of flamenco guitar is proclaimed debtor ofm the greatest genius of the music from Andalucia, Manuel de Falla. This recording made in its time more than the novelty of a another work of Paco. It meant his show of respect and gratitude to Falla, indissolubly twinning classical music and flamenco music. Paco de Lucia made some transcriptions on Falla's scores. Paco chosed himself those scores for this tribute and recorded iwith joy, turning himself and his guitar again, playing the melodic parts, harmonies and effects by dressing them with the brilliance of his flamenco technique, which allowed us to prove definitely that Falla's music was also clearly in the soul of flamenco.