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Spanish Dances / Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Falla / Granados / Mompou
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3466   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel de FallaEnrique GranadosJoaquin TurinaJoaquin Rodrigo,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The Brazilians played with one mind … and conveyed all the mystery, joy, passion and pride in this music… this was magical music making.” — Palm Beach Daily News

In this, the 2011 Latin Grammy–winning Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s sixth album on Delos, the ensemble pays homage to its rich and varied heritage as exemplified by the music of Spain – which, in turn, gave rise to Latin American music. With roots going back more than a millennium, the nation’s wide–ranging regional musical styles are most idiomatically represented by the more than 1,000 dance–forms native to the Iberian peninsula.

The album’s eighteen bewitching selections – mostly dances – are derived primarily from piano works by six of the best–known
Read more 20th–century Spanish composers: Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico Mompou and Joaquin Turina.

The BGQ, while best known for its brilliant interpretations of Latin American music, shines brightly in this repertoire – having a special flair for the quintessential Spanish sound and spirit. They offer the richest sonic depth and range of any guitar quartet, thanks to the use of two eight–string guitars: sonorities that are thrillingly captured in Delos’ exceptional, audiophile–grade sound. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Piezas Españolas (4) for Piano by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1908; Spain 
2.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 3, El fandango de Candil by Enrique Granados
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
3.
Danzas andaluzas (3) for Piano, Op. 8: no 3, Zapateado by Joaquin Turina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Spain 
4.
Sonada de Adiós "Homenaje a Paul Dukas" by Joaquin Rodrigo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
5.
Piezas (4) for Piano by Joaquin Rodrigo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1938; Spain 
6.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 8, El testament d'Amèlia/Un pobre pagès by Federico Mompou
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Spain 
7.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 6, Original by Federico Mompou
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Spain 
8.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 3, El noi de la mare/Sardana by Federico Mompou
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Paris, France 
9.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 1, Petiteta l'han casada/La dansa de Castelltersol by Federico Mompou
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paris, France 
10.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 2 by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
11.
Azulejos by Isaac Albeniz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; France 
12.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 

Sound Samples

4 Piezas espanolas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 1. Aragonesa
4 Piezas espanolas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 2. Cubana
4 Piezas espanolas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 3. Montanesa
4 Piezas espanolas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 4. Andaluza
Goyescas, Book 1 (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): Goyescas, Book 1: No. 3. El fandango de candil (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
3 Danzas andaluzas, Op. 8 (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): 3 Danzas andaluzas, Op. 8: No. 3. Zapateado (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
Sonada de adios (Homenaje a Paul Dukas) (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
4 Piezas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 1. Caleseras (Homenaje a Chueca)
4 Piezas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 2. Fandango del ventorrillo
4 Piezas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 3. Plegaria de la Infanta de Castilla
4 Piezas (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 4. Danza valenciana
Cancons i danses (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 3. Modere
Cancons i danses (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 6. Cantabile espressivo
Cancons i danses (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 1. Quasi moderato
Cancons i danses (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): No. 8. Moderato cantabile con sentimento
La vida breve (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet): La vida breve: Danse espagnole No. 2 (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
Azulejos (completed by E. Granados) (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)
El pelele, goyesca (arr. T. do Amaral for guitar quartet)

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