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Rubinstein Collection Vol 18 - Music Of Spain


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63018   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizManuel de FallaEnrique GranadosFederico Mompou
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 4, Córdoba by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1953 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood California 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 1, Evocación by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1955 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1941 
Venue:  RCA Studio No 2, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was completed by Séverac.
Transcribed: Artur Rubinstein 
4.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1953 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1949 
Venue:  Kiel Opera House, St Louis, Missouri 
Length: 20 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Piezas Españolas (4) for Piano: no 4, Andaluza by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1908; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1949 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1954 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8.
El amor brujo: Dance of Terror by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1947 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1954 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1949 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 1, Petiteta l'han casada/La dansa de Castelltersol by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/28/1955 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 6, Original by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1954 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1947 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Rubinstein's Fluent Musical Spanish December 22, 2011 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "After Alicia De Larrocha, Arthur Rubinstein was the 20th century's greatest exponent of Spanish piano music. On his first tour of Spain, in 1916, the Polish pianist fell in love with the country - its food, wine, women, and music. The love was mutual. Spain took Rubinstein to heart and he became friends with some of the composers featured on this CD. Critical reactions to Rubinstein's performances of Spanish music were ecstatic - many musicians remarking that he played Spanish music "without an accent," i.e., like a born Spaniard. The performances on this CD were recorded from 1941-1955. Every track on this disc demonstrates what the critics in Spain wrote: Rubinstein had a natural feel for this repertoire that defied born nationality or ethnicity. Particularly effective are the Albeniz and Falla selections. It is a pity that Rubinstein was not persuaded to re-record all of these works in stereo (there are stereo versions of Falla's Fire Dance, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, and Albeniz's Navarra), as there are those closed-minded individuals who will refuse to buy this CD simply because the recordings featured on it are monaural. The loss is theirs. The sound has been superbly remastered." Report Abuse
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