Previn's crisp and rhythmic account of the Falla ballet brings out the Stravinskian associations, effectively so...
-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [8/1984]
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 ofRead 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] Read less
El sombrero de tres picosby Manuel de Falla Performer:
Frederica Von Stade (Soprano)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1919; Spain Language: Spanish