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Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Alexandre Da Costa, Carlos Kalmar

Lalo / Orquesta Sinfonica De Radiotelevision
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 657114   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Alexandre Da Costa
Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Canadian/Spanish violinist Alexandre da Costa is teamed with the Spanish Radio & TV Orchestra to perform Lalo's popular violin spectacular, Symphonie Espagnole. Coupled with two suites from the rarely heard ballet by Lalo and a short Scherzo for violin and orchestra. "Among too many stupid ballets," Debussy wrote at the turn of the century, "Lalo's Namouna is something of a masterpiece." When finally finished the ballet only ran for 15 performances but sensing that he'd given some of his best inspiration to Namouna, Lalo salvaged a great deal of it in two suites, recomposing and re-orchestrating much of the music.

"Edouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole was considered fluff until recently, when the
Read more new generation of violinists began to champion it. Canadaian Alexandre Da Costa is the latest to take it seriously...no doubt that this makes a fine, radical alternative to more traditional extrovert versions." -- The Guardian [3/8/2013]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Venue:  Teatro Monumental in Madrid 
Length: 34 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2. Namouna Suite no 1 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; France 
Venue:  Teatro Monumental in Madrid 
Length: 23 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Namouna Suite no 2 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; France 
Venue:  Teatro Monumental in Madrid 
Length: 13 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. Scherzo for Orchestra in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Venue:  Teatro Monumental in Madrid 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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