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Albéniz - Piano Music, Vol. 9

Catalogue numberBIS-2173 SACD
Release date2017-07-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time69:06

The piano works by Isaac Albeníz range from indisputable masterpieces to ravishing salon music, the composer painting with bright Spanish colours as well as the hues of Classicism or Romanticism. On eight previous volumes, Miguel Baselga has guided listeners through the music of his compatriot, earning acclaim from reviewers worldwide: ‘pianism of the highest order’ (MusicWeb-International); ‘berauschend agil und rhytmisch spannungsgeladen’ (PIANONews); ‘un pianista elegante y refinado’ (CD Compact).

With the assistance of Albeníz scholar Jacinto Torres, Baselga has been able to access rare editions and scores, and his exhaustive series includes the Marcha militar by a nine-year-old Albeníz (Vol. 7), as well as the four books that make up the celebrated Iberia (Vols. 1-4) and the composer's only two scores for piano and orchestra (Vol. 6).

On the present disc Baselga offers us the chance to hear the last of the three Improvisations, transcribed from a phonograph recording made by Albeníz in 1903. A large part of the programme is from the late 1880s, however, a period during which the composer was a fixture at the fashionable salons of Madrid, and composed works in which the influence of composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin is often evident. Recuerdos de viaje, one of the best-known works from the period, nevertheless displays the Spanish flavours that were to become one of the distinguishing features of the music of Isaac Albeníz.
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Albéniz, Isaac
  Recuerdos de viaje, T 72 25:29
01 En el mar 04:38 $ 1.12 USD
02 Leyenda (barcarola) 03:32 $ 0.86 USD
03 Alborada 04:08 $ 1.00 USD
04 En la Alhambra 03:32 $ 0.86 USD
05 Puerta de Tierra (bolero) 03:16 $ 0.79 USD
06 Rumores de la Caleta (malagueña) 03:12 $ 0.78 USD
07 En la playa 03:11 $ 0.80 USD
08 3er Minuetto, T 74 05:20 $ 1.30 USD
  Rêves, T 99 08:55
09 Berceuse 02:33 $ 0.62 USD
10 Scherzino 03:05 $ 0.75 USD
11 Chant d’amour 03:17 $ 0.81 USD
12 Scherzo, T 57 03:30 $ 0.85 USD
13 Tango, T 94 B 04:21 $ 1.07 USD
14 Diva sin par (Mazurka-capricho), T 63 05:06 $ 1.24 USD
15 Menuet, T 73 03:42 $ 0.91 USD
16 Minuetto, T 89A 04:56 $ 1.20 USD
17 Improvisation, T 115 A 02:14 $ 0.55 USD
18 Balbina Valverde (Polka brillante), T 64 03:46 $ 1.02 USD
  Album total 69:06
PianoBaselga, Miguel
ComposerAlbéniz, Isaac

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