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Falla: Three-Cornered Hat; Nights in the Garden of Spain / Prieto, Orchestra of the Americas


Release Date: 07/10/2020 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 625  
Composer:  Manuel de FallaEnrique Granados
Performer:  Alejandra Gomez OrdazJorge Federico Osorio
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following its acclaimed Linn debut recording, Copland & Chávez: Pan-American Reflections, The Orchestra of the Americas releases its sophomore album with its Music Director, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Prieto is joined by fellow Mexican and celebrated pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, who brings his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination and deep passion to this all-Spanish programme. Osorio is the soloist in Falla’s highly atmospheric piano concerto, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, a set of symphonic impressions which conjures up the enticing sounds and scents of a summer’s evening. Conductor and pianist received critical acclaim following their performance of this work in Ireland: ‘Prieto elicited a diaphanous Read more palette of colors [and] as Osorio’s arpeggios shimmered up and down the piano we were magnetically drawn into this highly evocative world full of lush sounds and sensuous possibilities’ (BachTrack). Falla’s masterpiece The Three-Cornered Hat is both vibrant and colorful and showcases the ‘superb precision’ of The Orchestra of the Americas. Falla’s finely crafted and meticulous work ensures that the piece’s folklore-based melodies are consistently accompanied by exquisite background music. The programme is completed by the Interlude & Dance from Falla’s La vida breve and the well-known Intermezzo from Granados’ Goyescas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
El sombrero de tres picos by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alejandra Gomez Ordaz (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
2.
Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Jorge Federico Osorio (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
3.
La vida breve: Interlude and Dance by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
4.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 

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