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Granados: Goyescas / Alicia De Larrocha


Release Date: 08/18/1992 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 64524   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Although there are some formidable pianists represented in the catalogue in this repertoire, it’s pretty fair to say that Alicia de Larrocha has reigned supreme in these works for nearly half a century. Indeed, she has recorded the main works, Goyescas and Iberia at least three times, and they have been a mainstay of her concert life from a very early age.

In Los requiebros, the opening piece in Goyescas, de Larrocha displays her flair for the dance-oriented rhythms that underpin so much of this music. But what sets her playing apart from the crowd is the ease and complete naturalness of her rubato, those little pulls and pushes of the rhythmic undercurrent that sound so easy and spontaneous. It’s no surprise to read in
Read more confirmed de Larrocha fan Bryce Morrison’s enthusiastic liner-note, that one of her early idols was Artur Rubinstein, particularly his Chopin. Some of that same conversation-like flexibility of tempo and rubato is evident here. Her pedalling is also very special, so that even the stormiest passages and thorniest textures are never muddied. The bell-like passage in the coda of Goyescas’s longest, darkest piece El amor y la muerte (Love and death) is exquisitely handled, the sheer intensity of the playing almost unbearable. The sense of relief that follows in the lighter El Pelele, another Rubinstein encore favourite, is almost palpable, Larrocha revelling in the musical imagery of the straw man being tossed in the blanket."

-- Tony Haywood, MusicWebInternational
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Works on This Recording

1.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11 by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
2.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
3.
Escenas (6) románticas for Piano by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: c1903-1904; Spain 
4.
Valses poeticos by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Spain 
5.
Piezas (6) sobre cantos populares españoles by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 

Sound Samples

GRANADOS: GOYESCAS (LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) PRIMERA PARTE: I. LOS REQUIEBROS
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS (LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) PRIMERA PARTE: II. COLOQUIO EN LA REJA
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS (LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) PRIMERA PARTE: III. EL FANDANGO DE CANDIL
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS (LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) PRIMERA PARTE: IV. QUEJAS, O LA MAJA Y EL RUISENOR
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS 9LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) SEGUNDA PARTE: V. EL AMOR Y LA MUERTE (BALADA)
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS 9LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) SEGUNDA PARTE: VI. EPOLOGO (SERENATA DEL ESPECTRO)
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS 9LOS MAJOS ENAMORADOS) SEGUNDA PARTE: EL PELELE
GRANADOS: ESCENAS ROMANTICAS: I. MAZURCA
GRANADOS: ESCENAS ROMANTICAS: II. RECITATIVO Y BERCEUSE
GRANADOS: ESCENAS ROMANTICAS: III. (EL POETA Y EL RUISENOR)
GRANADOS: ESCENAS ROMANTICAS: IV. ALLEGRETTO (PEQUENA DANZA)
GRANADOS: ESCENAS ROMANTICAS: V. EPILOGO (ALLEGRO APPASSINATO - ANDANTINO SPIANATO)
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: INTRODUCCION Y NO 1, MELODICO
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: NO 2, TEMPO DE VALS NOBLE
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: NO 3, TEMPO DE VALS LENTO
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: NO. 4, ALLEGRO HUMORISTICO Y NO 5, ALLEGRETTO (ELEGANTE)
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: NO 6, QUASI AD LIBITUM (SENTIMENTAL)
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: NO 7, VIVO
GRANADOS: VALSES POETICOS: CODA (PRESTO Y TEMPO DEL PRIMER VALS)
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: PRELUDIO
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: I. ANORANZA
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: II. ECOS DE LA PARRANDA
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: III. VASCONGADA
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: IV. MARCHA ORIENTAL
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: V. ZAMBRA
GRANADOS: SEIS PIEZAS SOBRE CANTOS POPULARES ESPANOLES: VI. ZAPATEADO

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