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Reflections Of Spain - Spanish Guitar Favorites / Russell


Release Date: 01/22/2002 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80576   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joaquin MalatsFrancisco TarregaEnrique GranadosIsaac Albeniz,   ... 
Performer:  David Russell
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Russell is a remarkably talented guitarist who captivates listeners with his precision, poise, and technical fluency. His playing is informed by a keen musical intelligence and his astute performances are notable for their attention to detail, and insights that suggest a deep understanding of the music. With REFLECTIONS OF SPAIN, Russell offers a straightforward program of some of the most well known pieces of the Spanish guitar repertory, which ably demonstrate the extraordinary dimensions of his talent.
Russell's own arrangements of works by Enrique Granados and Isaac Albéniz maintain their idiomatic flavor and musical integrity while providing ample opportunities to display his superb technique. His elegant, flawless accounts
Read more of evocative masterworks such as "Andaluza," "Sevilla," and "Asturias," among others, are models of understated virtuosity and brilliant musicianship. Russell's playing throughout projects a sense of adventure, and even old favorites such as "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" sound vibrant and fresh under his nimble fingers. REFLECTIONS OF SPAIN is a well-conceived presentation of six-string artistry at its finest. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenata española for Piano in F major by Joaquin Malats
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Francisco Tarrega 
2. Capricho árabe by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
3. Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
5. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
6. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 8, La maja de Goya by Enrique Granados
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
7. Valses poeticos by Enrique Granados
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 15 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
8. Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
9. Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca" by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1891; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell 
10. Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 1, Preludio [Asturias, Op. 47 no 5] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: David Russell
This piece was added to the Suite española and retitled "Asturias" (Op 47,
no 5) nine years after the composer's death. 
11. Canción y Danza no 1 by Antonio Ruiz-Pipó
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Owings Mills, Maryland 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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