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The Spanish Masters / Bailey, Bayrakdarian, Albeniz, Granados, Falla

Bailey,Zuill / Bayrakdarian,Isabel
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Zenph Studios   Catalog #: 1001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel de FallaIsaac AlbenizDomenico ScarlattiEnrique Granados
Performer:  Zuill BaileyManuel de FallaMilton Rubén LaufeIsaac Albeniz,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“What the Zenph team has done is bordering on the miraculous.” – Dr. Milton Laufer, noted pianist and world expert on Spanish composers.

The Spanish Masters shines a spotlight on famed Iberian composers Albéniz, Granados and Falla. Although these gentlemen died more than sixty years ago, they were recorded anew in 2011 performing their own works at the piano, alongside cellist Zuill Bailey and soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. How was this possible? Through the magic of groundbreaking technology, the original audio recordings of these Spanish masters were transformed back into live performances. This recording combines classical music royalty with two of the most vibrant stars in classical music today, to create a
Read more dazzling, blockbuster recording that serious music fans and audiophiles will want for their collection.

Zuill Bailey has established himself as one of the most sought-after musicians performing today. Likewise, Canadian-Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is an international opera sensation and has appeared on stage at the world’s premier opera houses. The original recordings of Albéniz were recorded in 1903 by Edison gramophone on wax cylinders; the original Granados cylinders originate from 1912. From those delicate cylinders, stunning new re-performances were created using cutting-edge technology, along with the most modern recording equipment and production.

This album is the fifth offering from Zenph Sound Innovations, a music technology company based in Durham, North Carolina. The company creates proprietary software and algorithms to transform recorded music into very sophisticated data, describing precisely how musicians perform. From this data, recordings can be “re-performed” with astonishing fidelity. The company’s work was named one of the “Best Ideas of the Year” by The New York Times Magazine and has received multiple GRAMMY® nominations. The editor of Stereophile magazine described Zenph’s Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff album as “one of the finest piano recordings ever made.”
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Works on This Recording

1. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
2. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
3. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
4. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
5. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
6. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
7. La Vega by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Milton Rubén Laufe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897 
8. Improvisation for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Isaac Albeniz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9. Improvisation for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Isaac Albeniz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
10. Improvisation for Piano no 3 in F sharp minor by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Isaac Albeniz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
11. Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 190/L 250 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Notes: Arranged by Enrique Granados. 
12. Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
13. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 7, Valenciana by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
14. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
15. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
16. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 2, Seguidilla marciana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
17. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
18. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
19. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
20. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
21. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
22. El amor brujo: Canción de fuego fatuo "Song of the will-o'-the-wisp" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
23. Soneto a Córdoba by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Spain 

Customer Reviews

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 spanish composers playing their own ... December 13, 2011 By Big Wayne (orinda, CA) See All My Reviews "--------- compositions on their own pianos - accompanied by zuill bailey and bayrakdarian - no holds barred ! my heart was in my throat throughout this recording, but the peak was the flamenco flair of isabel the armenian opera star !" Report Abuse
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