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Turina: Works For Piano / Alicia De Larrocha

Release Date: 10/22/2007 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 64528   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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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 Read more 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

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Works on This Recording

1. Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
2. Danzas andaluzas (3) for Piano, Op. 8: no 3, Zapateado by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Spain 
3. Sanlucar de Barrameda, Op. 24 "Sonata pintoresca" by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Spain 
4. Danzas gitanas, Set 1, Op. 55: no 5, Sacro-monte by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930 

Featured Sound Samples

Sanlúcar de Barrameda "Sonata pintoresca": I. En la torre del Castillo
Danzas andaluzas: No 3: Zapateado

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