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Albeniz, Falla, Granados / Price, Reiner, Chicago So


Release Date: 01/23/2007 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 704607   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Manuel de FallaIsaac AlbenizEnrique Granados
Performer:  Leontyne Price
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players. 3060940.az_FALLA_El_1_Three.html

FALLA El amor brujo. 1 The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 2. La vida breve: Interlude and Dance. ALBÉNIZ Iberia: Triana; Fête-Dieu à Seville; Navarra. GRANADOS Read more Goyescas: Intermezzo Fritz Reiner, cond; Asturias SO; Leontyne Price (sop) 1 RCA 704607 (Hybrid multichannel SACD: 71:05)


Everything here except El amor brujo (recorded in 1963) dates from a single day’s sessions in 1958, and this three-channel SACD still carries the original album title, “Spain!” It’s a true classic, and little needs to be said about this latest incarnation. The colorful scores get incisive, full-bodied playing without stinting on the mystery and quiet menace of much of El amor brujo , which boasts a wonderfully chesty and gutsy sounding Leontyne Price, positioned just slightly offstage, as the score requests.


The difference between this and the previous releases, including the well-mastered 1995 standard CD, is the greater spread and depth of the audio image. After the 1963 opener, the earlier material sounds just a tiny bit more constricted in the upper frequency range and in the size of the soundstage, but it’s still impressive and this wouldn’t be at all noticeable if not heard alongside the later recording. I wouldn’t go buy a multichannel setup just for this, but if you already have one, or if you’ve never managed to pick up an earlier version of this release (it’s compatible with ordinary players too), this is an essential acquisition.


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Works on This Recording

1.
El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/04/1963 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 27 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
2.
El sombrero de tres picos: Neighbor's Dance "Seguidillas" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
El sombrero de tres picos: Final Dance "Jota" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
La vida breve: Interlude and Dance by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6.
Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Enrique Fernández Arbós. 
7.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 3, El Corpus en Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Enrique Fernández Arbós. 
9.
Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work was completed by Déodat de Séverac.
Arranger: Enrique Fernández Arbós. 

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