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Falla: La Vida Breve / Pons, Egido, Perelstein, Et Al


Release Date: 11/10/1998 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901657   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Mabel PerelsteinAntonio OrdóñezEnrique BaquerizoVictor Torres,   ... 
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City OrchestraValencia Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tragedy in Granada. In spite of its not being staged in Spain after its composition in 1901, it was not long before 'La Vida breve' brought Manuel de Falla international recognition. This tragic idyll in the heart of the Albaicin of Granada is a lively combination of the Puccinian opera and a subtle stylization of Spanish folk music (so typical of Falla and totally excempt of any «folklorism»). 'La Vida breve' is the first work of mine in which I am beginning to rely a little on myself and, I may eve say that it is the one I prefer», he said a few years later. Falla's legendary self-doubt has gone. 'La Vida breve' had asserted itself as the summit of Spanish opera. Tragedy in Granada. In spite of its not being staged in Spain after its composition in 1901, it was not long before 'La Vida breve' brought Manuel de Falla international recognition. This tragic idyll in the heart of the Albaicin of Granada is a lively combination of the Puccinian opera and a subtle stylization of Spanish folk music (so typical of Falla and totally excempt of any «folklorism»). 'La Vida breve' is the first work of mine in which I am beginning to rely a little on myself and, I may eve say that it is the one I prefer», he said a few years later. Falla's legendary self-doubt has gone. 'La Vida breve' had asserted itself as the summit of Spanish opera. Read less

Works on This Recording

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La vida breve by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Mabel Perelstein (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Ordóñez (Tenor), Enrique Baquerizo (Baritone),
Victor Torres (Baritone), Mariola Cantarero (Mezzo Soprano), Octavio Arévalo (Tenor),
Miguel Ochando (Guitar), Immaculada Egido (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra,  Valencia Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  De Falla Cultural Center, Grenada, Spain 
Length: 62 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Composition written: Spain (1904 - 1905). 

Sound Samples

La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena I. Voces en la fragua: "¡Ah! ¡Ande la tarea!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena II. Salud: "¡Abuela, no viene!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena III. Voces en la fragua: "¡Ah! ¡Ande la tarea!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena IV. La Abulea: "¡Salud!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena V. Salud: "¡Paco! ¡Paco!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro I, Escena VI. Salud: "¡Paco!"
La Vida breve: Acto I, Cuadro II. Intermedio
La Vida breve: Acto II, Cuadro I, Escena I. Invitados: "¡Olé!"
La Vida breve: Acto II, Cuadro I, Escena I. Danza
La Vida breve: Acto II, Cuadro I, Escena II. Salud: "¡Allí está!"
La Vida breve: Acto II, Cuadro I, Escena III. El Tío Sarvaor: "¿No ate dije?"
La Vida breve: Acto II, Cuadro II, Escena I, II & ultima. Danza - Invitados: "¡Ah! ¡Olé!"

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