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Composers In Person - Falla, Granados, Mompou, Nin


Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54836   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Manuel de FallaEnrique GranadosFederico MompouJoaquin Nin
Performer:  Marcel DarrieuxAuguste CruqueEmile GodeauGeorges Bonneau,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A Spanish composers disc miraculously lets us here the playing of Granados although the El pelele has suffered real surface damage which compromises the effect a little. De Falla's music offers us the at times tempestuous, penetrating and moving soprano of Maria Barrientos. The nicest of her nine tracks is Jota where her nightingale blue-sky trills are strongly memorable. She darkens her voice for Polo and lightens it again for Cancion del fuego fatuo. De Falla's Stravinskian Harpsichord Concerto chimes relentlessly and links with the Parisian desiccation of Martin? and other composers inveigled by the barren neo-classical sirens. Fascinating stuff even if the charms are that of mechanical artifice. Mompou came to London in 1950 and Read more recorded a selection of his music for solo piano. It's precious stuff and full of yielding delights - sincere and free of contrived emotion. Nin recorded these six songs from his 20 Cantos Populares Espanolas in Paris in 1929 with Ninon Vallin. There are some similarities in vocal character with the voice of Maria Barrientos. These are pleasing pieces of considerable charm rather than emotional transfiguration.

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International [reviewing the Composers in Person box set.]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Marcel Darrieux (Violin), Auguste Cruque (Cello), Emile Godeau (Clarinet),
Georges Bonneau (Oboe), Marcel Moyse (Flute), Manuel de Falla (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1930 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 14 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 7, Valenciana by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: C1912 
Venue:  Odeon Studios, Barcelona 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Scènes d'enfants: Jeunes filles au jardin by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1918; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 3, Tonada de la niña by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Ninon Vallin (Soprano), Joaquin Nin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
5.
Canciones populares españolas (7) by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Maria Barrientos (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Maria Barrientos (Soprano), Manuel de Falla (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1930 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
7.
Soneto a Córdoba by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Manuel de Falla (Piano), Maria Barrientos (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1930 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
8.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 4, Montañesa by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Joaquin Nin (Piano), Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
9.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 6, Malagueña by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Joaquin Nin (Piano), Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
10.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 7, Granadina by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Joaquin Nin (Piano), Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
11.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 19, Canto Andaluz by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Joaquin Nin (Piano), Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
12.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 20, Polo by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Joaquin Nin (Piano), Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1929 
Venue:  Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
13.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: C1912 
Venue:  Odeon Studios, Barcelona 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
14.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Enrique Granados (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Date of Recording: C1912 
Venue:  Odeon Studios, Barcelona 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
Suburbis: El Carrer, el guitarrista i el vell cavall by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 5, Original by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
17.
Paisajes (3): no 1, La fuente y la campana by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 6, Original by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
19.
Cançons i dansas (14): no 8, El testament d'Amèlia/Un pobre pagès by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Federico Mompou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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