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Isaac Albeniz's Ibera for Piano: A Musical Journey Through Spain / Baytelman


Release Date: 07/09/2019 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1774  
Composer:  Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) created some of the most popular and enduring pianistic portraits of his native Spain. His masterpiece was Iberia, a collection of 12 substantial pieces divided into four books. Technically challenging and structurally complex, Iberia is a monument in the piano repertoire. Pianist and Albéniz scholar Pola Baytelman teams up with musicologist and Albéniz biographer Walter Aaron Clark to present the only documentary on this magisterial work. Combining brilliant performances with lucid explanations of the music itself, it takes the viewer on a voyage through time and space to the Spain of Albéniz's Romantic imagination. In addition to this Blu-Ray video, an audio CD is included of Baytelman Read more performing works for piano by Albéniz, including excerpts from Iberia. Acclaimed pianist Pola Baytelman is also highly respected as an educator, having taught master classes in China, England, Hong Kong, India and throughout the United States, including being featured at the 9th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music. Dr. Walter Aaron Clark is Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverdale, where he is the found/director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pavana capricho, Op. 12 by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Barcelona, Spain 
2.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 1, Preludio [Asturias, Op. 47 no 5] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
3.
Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 8, Rumores de la caleta by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
4.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 1, Evocación by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
5.
Suite Iberia, Book 3: no 3, Lavapiés by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; France 
6.
Suite Iberia, Book 3: no 1, El Albaicín by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; France 
7.
Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Pola Baytelman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 

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