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Canciones - Valencia, Amapola, Etc / José Carreras, Et Al


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Ensayo   Catalog #: 9729   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  José PadillaJoseph M. LacalleJuan QuinteroOsman Perez Freire,   ... 
Performer:  José Carreras
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Certain musical pieces allow us to see a glimpse of the everyday workings of a time and place. These ten "Canciones" do exactly that. José Carreras gives us an impassioned look into the Spanish and Latin American worlds at the end of the nineteenth century, through the songs of more than a dozen lesser-known writers of the time (lesser-known to us perhaps). The style of these songs falls somewhere between the nineteenth century operatic aria and Spanish folksong. Accompanied by full orchestra, they are unapologetically grand and emotional.
With the same verve and fire, Carreras delivers these songs. His familiarity with the language and genre is clear, and his performance is dedicated and real. José Padilla's "Princesita" finds Carreras
Read more at his best, filling out the turns of a tuneful, sentimental phrase, which takes overt advantage of the operatic voice. If listened to once, these songs stay in the ear, as they did for the people who sung them joyously over a hundred years ago. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Valencia by José Padilla
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Amapola by Joseph M. Lacalle
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3. Morucha by Juan Quintero
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4. Ay, Ay, Ay by Osman Perez Freire
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5. La partida by Fermin Maria Alvarez
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6. Princesita by José Padilla
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. El guitarrico: Sueña guitarrico mio "Jota de Perico" by Mariano Soriano
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1900; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8. Jurame by María Grever
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9. Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10. Maitechu mía by Francisco Alonso
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Granada, Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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