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Turina: Danzas Fantasticas / Antonio De Almeida

Turina / De Almeida,Antonio
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802178   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Happily reissued, this is the single Turina disc you need to own, especially if you have room in your collection for only one. Antonio de Almeida was acquainted with the composer, and once told me a delightful story about how Turina, a gentle and gracious soul, requested that the rambunctious concluding Orgía of the Danzas fantásticas be taken at an ever slower tempo, to the point where Almeida just said “the heck with it” and played it as he felt it should go. Happily, that happens to be excitingly swift, as you can hear for yourself.

The Bamberg Symphony seems to be having a great time with this music: they play it with admirable virtuosity and plenty of the necessary warmth, both in the Danzas and especially
Read more in the Sinfonía sevillana, one of the sunniest and most purely beautiful of romantic landscapes. Ritmos, by contrast, is more austere and, harmonically speaking, modern sounding, but no less nationalist in inspiration and rewarding to hear. Almeida knows this all of this music like the back of his hand, and conducts it with total assurance. This is a great disc, a powerful tribute to the conductor, the orchestra, and above all, the composer.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 by Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
2.
La processión del Rocio, Op. 9 by Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Spain 
3.
Sinfonia sevillana, Op. 23 by Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1920; Spain 
4.
Ritmos, Op. 43 "Fantasia coreográfica" by Joaquin Turina
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; Spain 

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