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Variaciones Del Fandango Espagnol / Andreas Staier

Staier,Andreas
Release Date: 05/05/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4696465  
Composer:  Luigi BoccheriniJosé GallèsFélix Máximo LópezJosé Ferrer,   ... 
Performer:  Adela Gonzalez-CampaAndreas StaierChristine Schornsheim
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Soler Fandango, with dozens of recorded performances, may be widely known, but the balance of Andreas Staier's program is not. Sebastian de Albero (1722-56), José Ferrer (1745-1815), and Josep Galles (1758-1836) are not in the 1980 Grove; Felix Maximo Lopez (1742-1821) merits a brief entry. Thirty sonatas by Albero survive in manuscript at the Biblioteca nazionale Marciana, Venice. There are in addition six three-movement works, of which Staier chooses two here. The opening recercata in G is reminiscent, with its free, recitativelike style and vagrant harmonic direction, of nothing so much as the contemporary works of C. P. E. Bach, and the following fugue is (J. S.) Bachian in length, though not in its density. The brilliant Read more closing sonata is close to Scarlatti with its crashing chords. Most certainly a work to get to know, and stunningly performed. The D-Minor fugue has a faint whiff of the Beethovenian in its subject and manic energy. The more conventional works by Galles and Ferrer from later in the century make less of an impression, but Staier pulls out all the stops in the fandangos, both the familiar Soler and the briefer work by Lopez, in truly exhilarating and virtuoso performances. The sound of the harpsichord is very nicely captured.

Warmly recommended.

-- Tom Moore, Fanfare Reviewing original Teldec release
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango": Fandango by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Adela Gonzalez-Campa (Castanets), Andreas Staier (Harpsichord), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard no 9 in C minor by José Gallès
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 17 in C minor by José Gallès
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard no 16 in F minor by José Gallès
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Variaciones del Fandango español by Félix Máximo López
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Adagio for Keyboard in G minor by José Ferrer
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Keyboard in G minor by José Ferrer
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8.
Fandango for Keyboard by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9.
Ricercare, Fugue and Sonata for Keyboard in G by Sébastián Albero
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10.
Ricercare, Fugue and Sonata for Keyboard in D by Sébastián Albero
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Wild fun posing as serious music making February 28, 2014 By C. Pilant (New Rochelle, NY) See All My Reviews "Andreas Staier gives us a wild ride through the virtuosic pieces on this album, highlighting the fandango. Starting with Padre Antonio Soler passionate and highly provocative Fandango -- which has had great previous recorded performances, especially by Igor Kipnis -- Staier works his way through a largely obscure literature which focus on inventive and highly inventive transformations of the fandango. This album is highly, highly recommended!" Report Abuse
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