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Granados: Orchestral Works / Gonzalez, Barcelona Symphony


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8503295  
Composer:  Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Enrique Granados’s birth the three internationally admired volumes of his orchestral discs have been brought together. Characterised as “affectionate and characterful” by Gramophone they include one of the greatest pieces in all Spanish music, the Intermezzo from Goyescas, as well as much that is exceptionally rare, such as the symphonic poem Dante, one of the most ambitious and exciting Spanish orchestral works of its time. Born in Lerida in 1867, Enrique Granados studied the piano and composition in Barcelona and then in Paris, returning to Barcelona in 1889. He won distinction as a pianist and popularity in Spain with his contributions to the zarzuela. He was drowned in the English Channel when the Read more boat on which he was returning home from an American tour by way of Liverpool was torpedoed during the First World War in 1916.

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Review excerpts from previously released individual volumes in this set:

Granados: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 / Gonzalez, Barelona Symphony

The entire program makes the best possible case for Granados as a writer of orchestral music, and the sonics are excellent.

Granados: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Gonzalez, Barcelona Symphony

All the music is finely played and performed by the soloists, the chorus and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra under Pablo González. Mezzo-soprano Gemma Coma-Alabert gives a stunning performance in the ‘Dante’. The liner notes are helpful in approaching this little-known music.

– MusicWeb International

Granados: Liliana, Suite oriental & Elisenda / Gonzalez, Barcelona Symphony

Pablo González and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra respond, as they have throughout this series, with warmth and an attractively natural sense of how to turn a phrase. The woodwinds are the real stars, though: supple oboes with just a hint of nasal buzz.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Marcha de los Vencidos by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
2.
Torrijos by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
3.
Suite Sobre Cantos Gallegos by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
4.
Goyescas, H 62: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913-1915; Spain 
5.
Danza de los Ojos Verdes by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916 
6.
Danza Gitana by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915 
7.
Dante by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; Spain 
8.
Liliana by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911 
9.
Suite oriental by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889 
10.
Elisenda by Enrique Granados
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 

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