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Eduardo Fernandez - Albeniz, Granados, Tarregas, Turina


Release Date: 11/27/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417618   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizEnrique GranadosMiguel LlobetAndrés Segovia,   ... 
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

An outstanding release indeed... Fernandez plays all his composers with refined musicality and an affection that is reflected in the warmth and beauty of his sound.

Though the album has no title it is another celebration of late-romantic Spanish music. If you deplore the transfer of the piano music of Albeniz and Granados to the guitar, remember that Albeniz did not, and that guitarists have contributed more than pianists toward keeping it afloat—not least on record. You would be stony-hearted indeed if you were not charmed by Fernandez's playing of the five selections here. The rest is original guitar music. Miguel Llobet's settings of Catalan folk-songs (different in character from 'Spanish Spanish' ones) never
Read more overdress their subjects and to have six of them segue is as uncommon as it is pleasant. Five of Tarrega's 15 Preludes is, too, a generous slice of the total; little pieces they may be but they are beautifully wrought, fond remembrances of the age of the salon, and only the Recuerdos (once termed, by a Frenchman, ''La Marseillaise des guitaristes'') has suffered overexposure. Segovia was always far more diffident about his own compositions (even more so about playing them) than he need have been. Most of them were dedicated to friends—''Neblina'', for instance, is inscribed to Olga Coelho, the singer for whom Villa-Lobos adapted the Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for guitar accompaniment, and it has been recorded only once before by Laurindo Almeida, over 30 years ago. The pieces by Turina are familiar territory.

Fernandez plays all his composers with refined musicality and an affection that is reflected in the warmth and beauty of his sound; these are performances that may be enjoyed for their eloquence, even by those who neither know nor (properly) care about the technical problems of guitar playing, Decca have done him proud in the quality of their recording of them. An outstanding release indeed.'

John Duarte, Gramophone 2/1988
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Works on This Recording

1.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
2.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
3.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Notes: Transcribed: Fernandez 
4.
Canciones (10) populares catalanas: Excerpt(s) by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899-1918; Spain 
5.
Estudio sin luz by Andrés Segovia
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
6.
Estudio brillante by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
7.
Minuet after Haydn by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
8.
Mazurkas (4) for Guitar by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
9.
Preludes (14) for Guitar: Excerpt(s) by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
10.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
11.
Fandanguillo for Guitar, Op. 36 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
12.
Ráfaga for Guitar, Op. 53 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Spain 
13.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 1, Preludio [Asturias, Op. 47 no 5] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
Notes: This piece was added to the Suite española and retitled "Asturias" (Op 47,
no 5) nine years after the composer's death. 
14.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Notes: Transcribed: Fernandez 

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