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Falla: Noches En Los Jardines De Espana / Javier Perianes [CD & DVD]


Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 952099   
Composer:  Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Limited Edition CD & DVD



January 2012

“Falla has not found so persuasive an interpreter among his compatriots since the late, great Alicia de Larrocha. Perianes... relish[es] the dance rhythms and melodic sensuousness of the solo part as much as Pons and the BBCSO savour the colours and atmosphere of his Debussy- and Ravel-inspired orchestration. It is a rare treat to encounter a pianist so inside the idiom of Falla’s seldom-heard works.” – Sunday Times (London), 4th September 2011

‘I never thought of becoming a virtuoso. Virtuosity, with its concert tours, has always repelled me', Manuel de Falla told a journalist in 1915,
Read more by which time he had virtually turned his back on composition for solo piano. He did occasionally return to the genre, but it is a fact that his corpus can be contained on a single CD, along with the famous Nights in the Gardens of Spain with orchestra. The titles proclaim their indebtedness to other composers, yet the music is highly personal! In order to carry out this exciting project, Javier Perianes and Josep Pons went back to the sources, the manuscripts held in the Archivo Manuel de Falla in Granada.

"...Javier Perianes brings colour and flair to Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, matched by the rhythmic piquancy of the orchestra. The CD also contains Falla’s works for solo piano, with a Spanish-inflected Chopinesque feel to an early Notturno and Mazurka but a more distinctive national identity in Serenata andaluza and the dynamic Fantasia bætica. A highly attractive disc." - Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph, London
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Works on This Recording

1.
Serenata andaluza for Piano by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Spain 
2.
Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Spain 
3.
Piezas Españolas (4) for Piano by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1908; Spain 
4.
Obras Desconocidas (3) for Piano: no 1, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Spain 
5.
Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
6.
Mazurka for Piano in C minor by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
7.
Homenaje "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
8.
Fantasía bética for Piano by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 

Featured Sound Samples

Piezas españolas for Piano: No 1: Aragonesa
Nights in the Gardens of Spain: II. Danza lejana
Obras desconocidas for Piano: No 1: Canción

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