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Granados: La guitarra poetica / Marchionda


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9032009  
Composer:  Enrique Granados
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During his lifetime, Enrique Granados was highly valued above all for the poetry of his piano playing - and his compositions also breathe the same poetic spirit. Stephen Marchionda honors the composer on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth with a highly personal selection from these works. His own arrangements for the guitar create an illuminating link to Granados' roots in Spanish folklore. In the quieter pieces, Marchionda displays the quality of his guitar playing: flageolet passages with a touch of the ethereal, yearningly traced melodic lines, and gentle arpeggios magically generating a unique color are especially fitting for the "Eight Poetic Waltzes" concluding this highly atmospheric collection. As special Read more encores the Spain resident presents two wonderful songs brightening Andalusian and Catalonian melancholy with fine humor. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37 by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
2.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 8, La maja de Goya by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
3.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 6, El mirar de la maja by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
4.
Valses poeticos by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Spain 

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