This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Like Falla, his countryman, Turina transferred an orchestral composition to the completely opposite medium of the piano, though transcriptions generally work the other way around...In her conception Alicia de Larrocha opts for the opposite of the colorful gutsiness of the original, using poetic depiction to create a distinctive musical signature...De Larrocha is both subtle and rhythmically vibrant in her depiction of
Sacro-monte. Translated, the title means "Sacred Mountain" but in de Larrocha's transmittal the frictioned bite and wild surge of the rhythms make it what it is meant to be, an irreverant dance scene...Opus 24 is described as a
Sonata pintoresca...- the music revelas sound nationalistic facts stated
with complete clarity. De Larrocha sets her compass points perfectly and is a most persuasive exponent for these pieces...the performance command is eloquent.
-- Arthur Cohn, Recorded Classical Music
No one played [Spanish] repertoire better than Larrocha did. Differently, yes, but not with her idiomatic diction and profound sense of timing.
-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
Works on This Recording
Featured Sound Samples
Sanlúcar de Barrameda "Sonata pintoresca": I. En la torre del Castillo
Danzas andaluzas: No 3: Zapateado
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