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Albeniz: Suite Espanola; Beethoven: Septet / Ensemble Mediterrain

Albeniz / Ensemble Mediterrain / Beethoven
Release Date: 05/01/2010 
Label:  Dreyer Gaido   Catalog #: 21051  
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizLudwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Mediterrain
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A septet consists of any combination of seven instruments: There are compositions for strings alone, mixtures of strings and wind instruments with a piano or harp, and others with a wind trio together with a string quartet, whereby the quartet has no second violin and the bass is strengthened by the inclusion of a double bass. This last instrumentation was used by Ludwig van Beethoven in his Septet op.20 and has been often taken up by other composers since. Isaac Abbéniz was not one of them. His Suite española was composed for the piano, and the cellist of the Ensemble Mediterrain, Bruno Borralhinho arranged it for the Beethoven septet instrumentation. Both septets do not only have in common a similar intention, which one could describe as Read more refinement and which will be examined later, they are also both very popular and have been frequently adapted.
Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Ensemble Mediterrain:
Laura Ruiz Ferreres (clarinet)
Dmitry Babanov (horn)
Eduardo Calzada (bassoon)
Daniela Jung (violin)
Ori Kam (viola)
Bruno Borralhinho (violoncello)
Hiroaki Aoe (contrabass)

Track Listing:
Albeniz: Suite Española 1 op. 47
1. Sevilla: Sevillana
2. Granada: Serenata
3. Cataluña: Curranda
4. Asturias: Leyenda
5. Cádiz: Saeta
6. Castilla: Seguidillas
7. Cuba: Capricho
8. Aragón: Fantasia

Beethoven: Septet in E Flat major op. 20
9. Adagio - Allegro con brio
10. Adagio cantabile
11. Tempo di Menuetto
12. Tema con variazioni
13. Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
14. Andante con motto alla Marcia - Presto

Timing: 74:18
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Works on This Recording

Suite española, Op. 47 by Isaac Albeniz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Mediterrain
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Mediterrain
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 

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