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Falla: Three Cornered Hat, Ritual Fire Dance / Von Stade, Previn


Release Date: 12/16/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 411046   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Previn's crisp and rhythmic account of the Falla ballet brings out the Stravinskian associations, effectively so...

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [8/1984]

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A modern digital recording, even by Philips standards unusually refined and beautifully balanced, brings out beauties in Falla's scoring in this his masterpiece that one might not suspect. What this new version reveals...is a chamber-like quality in the detail and precision of the evocative writing... The ear is ravished by the textures, while Previn's characteristic emphasis on rhythmic qualities gives sharpness of focus on another parameter... The very opening of the Previn brings the lovely voice of
Read more Frederica von Stade very close indeed, as though she is introducing the ballet from near at hand, where all the other versions present the voice at a distance... The fill-up of the "Ritual Fire Dance" is not generous, but provides an attractive makeweight.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [4/1983]
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Works on This Recording

1.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
2.
El sombrero de tres picos by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Language: Spanish 

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