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Manuel de Falla - When the Fire Burns, Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Release Date: 05/26/2015 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2061108  
Composer:  Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alicia de LarrochaTeresa BerganzaNicanor ZabaletaJustino Diaz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When the Fire Burns is a musical documentary portrait. Shot throughout Spain and Argentina, the film captures the rich sensuality of de Falla's music, in counter-point to the near monastic austerity of his life. Featured are performances by Charles Dutoit and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Teresa Berganza, Alicia de Larrocha, Narciso Yepes, Nicanor Zabaleta, and gypsy flamenco singers and dancers. Directed by Larry Weinstein, best known for known for Burnt Toast, Our Man in Tehran and Ravel's Brain. Including the full performance of Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A music film combining night-time footage of the Alhambra, the Moorish palace and gardens atop the hills of Granada, with a stunning performance of de Falla's masterpiece Read more by pianist Alicia de Larrocha.

Picture format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound format: PCM-Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Language: English
Subtitles: German, French, Spanish, English, Korean
Booklet: English, German, French
Run time: 106 mins
Region: 0 (All) Read less

Works on This Recording

Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
Work(s) by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano), Nicanor Zabaleta (Harp), Justino Diaz (Bass)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great Biographie, Sublime Alicia De Larrocha December 18, 2015 By Michel Coron (Pointe-claire, Quebec) See All My Reviews "How strange this story of somebody living like a monk while writing so sensual masterworks like El Amor Brujo.. Those two aspects are skilfully related in the first part entitled When the Fire Burns.Subtitles helps greatly to follow Falla's evolution. In the second part is the performance of Nights ib the Garden of Spain. Surely one of the best interpretations by De Larrocha . Maybe some people will like this travel in Granada and some other Garden of Spain. But those beautiful images drown the music itself. More: looking Dutoit leading Montreal Orchestra in the Saint Eustache Church is too much to catch. That is why I prefer to close my eyes while imagining Spain on hearing this concerto. But that is the reason why, even if this DVD is of great value, I rate it 4." Report Abuse
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