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Agur Jaunak - Musiques Basque /Plasson, Saitua-iribar, Et Al


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56876   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pablo SorozabalJesus GuridiTraditionalFrancisco Madina,   ... 
Performer:  Olatz Saitua-Iribar
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole OrchestraBilbao Choral Society
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Basque country, a mountainous region situated on the border between Spain and France, has a rich and colorful cultural history. Flourishing still is the sort of elaborate pagentry found on MUSIQUES BASQUES. The works on this album are all 20th century compositions, and yet evoke a timelessness closely associated with their heritage.
Performed with furious energy, Pablo Sorozabal's songs are an adrenaline injection. His 'Gernika' and 'Suite Vasca' open the album with a regal ceremonial orchestral flourish, but are soon overtaken by the powerful choruses. The magnitude of this collection of voices working together at such a pace is a marvelous thing to experience.
A cappella pieces provide a change of pace. Francisco de Madina's 'Aita
Read more Gurea' features soprano Olatz Saitua-Iribar in a peaceful mode. A crooning chorus swells behind her as they paint a touching pastoral scene. Some of the a cappella pieces challenge the energy of Sorozabal's openers, but Madina's is particularly soft and poignant. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Gernika by Pablo Sorozabal
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Suite vasca by Pablo Sorozabal
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3. Melodías (10) vascas by Jesus Guridi
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1941; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4. Euzko Irudiak by Jesus Guridi
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Goiko Mendian by Jesus Guridi
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6. Maitea nun zira? by Traditional
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: José de Uruñuela 
7. Aita Gurea by Francisco Madina
Performer:  Olatz Saitua-Iribar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8. Hiru txito by José Antonio de Donostia
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9. Haurtxoa sehaskan by Gabriel Olaizola
Performer:  Olatz Saitua-Iribar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: José de Olaizola 
10. Agur Jaunak by José de Olaizola
Performer:  Olatz Saitua-Iribar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11. Gernikako arbola by José Maria Iparragirre
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Bilbao Choral Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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