Larrocha treats these pieces with the utmost imagination and artistry... The Granados Andaluza is quite simply by far the best performance of it of the hundreds I have heard.
"[Larrocha] treats [these pieces] with the utmost imagination and artistry; and only Very Superior Persons could fail to enjoy miniatures played so beautifully as this. (They are also superbly well recorded.) Larrocha brings gipsy fire to Sacro-monte, lovely singing quality to Mompou's Secreto, sparkle to Puerta de tierra, colour, without exaggeration, to Rumores de la caleta, captivating verve to Valenciana, and subtle nuances to everything. . . . Even such over-familiar items as the Albeniz Tango are transformed by sensitive tonalRead more gradations, and the Granados Andaluza is quite simply by far the best performance of it of the hundreds I have heard. . . . I can assure Larrocha that with these pieces, minor though they are, she is wasting neither her time nor ours." -- Lionel Salter, Gramophone Read less
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