Saturday, October 29, 2016

Alicia de Larrocha - Complete EMI Recordings

Alicia de Larrocha (1923–2009) was the leading Spanish pianist of her time, and widely considered the finest interpreter of two Spanish composers of the late 19th and early 20th century : Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados. She was also an outstanding exponent of mainstream repertoire by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninov.

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This 8 CD set includes all the recordings of solo Spanish piano music she made for the Spanish company Hispavox in the 1950s and 60s, as well as a live recording of a concert with the Spanish soprano Victoria de los Angeles in 1971 and a concerto by Montsalvatge made in 1992.
The first CD opens with a group of Sonatas by the Spanish Baroque composer Antonio Soler, originally written for the harpsichord but performed here on the piano. These are followed by ‘Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles’ by Enrique Granados.
The next four CDs contain more works by Granados and Albéniz, including the two best known works by these composers : Goyescas by Granados and Iberia by Albéniz, in definitive performances by Larrocha.
CD 6 includes a number of works by another major Spanish composer : Manuel de Falla, as well as more pieces by Granados and Albéniz.
CD 7 begins with pieces by Joaquín Turina, another composer of the early 20th century, and it concludes with ‘Concierto breve para piano y orquestra’ by Xavier Montsalvatge (1912–2002) in a recording made in Barcelona in 1992, the year of the Barcelona Olympic Games.
The final CD is an atmospheric live recording of a recital given in 1971 at Hunter College, New York, by the Spanish soprano Victoria de los Angeles to which Alicia de Larrocha makes an outstanding contribution as accompanist.

Source : http://www.emiclassics.com/releaseabout.php?rid=49968

Alicia de Larrocha
Plays
Turina, Granados, Albéniz
Soler, de Falla, Montsalvatge...

(Complete EMI Recordings)

Tracks

Cd. 1

Padre Antonio Soler
(1729-1783)

1 Sonata n° 24 in D Minor (Nin, I-N° 1)  8:48
2 Sonata n° 84 in D Mayor (Nin, I-N° 5)  3:18
3 Sonata En Fa Sostenido Menor (Nin, I-N° 6)  5:90
4 Sonata En Fa Mayor (Nin, I-N° 10)  3:20
5 Sonata En Fa Sostenido Mayor (Nin, I-N° 12)  5:19
6 Sonata En Do Sostenido Menor (Nin, I-N° 2)  5:33
7 Sonata En Sol Menor (Nin, I-N° 8)  5:36
8 Sonata En Re Bemol Mayor (Nin, I-N° 9)  4:20

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles
9 Preludio  2:30
10 I. Añoranza  2:45
11 II. Ecos De La Parranda  3:47
12 III. Vascongada  3:26
13 IV. Marcha Oriental  3:33
14 V. Zambra  5:18
15 VI. Zapateado  4:28

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Cd. 2

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

Goyescas

[Book 1]
1 Los requiebros  8:23
2 Coloquio en la reja  10:21
3 El fandango de Candil  5:30
4 Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor  6:23

[Book II]
5 El amor y la muerte (Balada)  12:22
6 Epilogo: La serenada del espectro  7:35

7 El pelele  4:14

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

Iberia
[beginning]


[Book 1]
8 I. Evocación  5:35
9 II. El puerto  4:90
10 III. El Corpus en Sevilla  8:60

Cd. 3

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

Iberia
[conclusion]

[Book 2]
1 I. Rondeña  7:10
2 II. Almería  9:10
3 III. Triana  5:16
[Book 3]
4 I. El Albaicín  6:45
5 II. El polo  6:45
6 III. Lavapiés  6:18

[Book 4]
7 I. Málaga  4:30
8 II. Jérez  8:41
9 III. Eritaña  5:25

10 Navarra  5:29

11 Azulejos  8:31

Cd. 4

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

Suite Española
1 I. Granada  4:52
2 II. Cataluña  2:29
3 III. Sevilla  4:35
4 IV. Cádiz  4:51
5 V. Aragón  4:40

6 Pavana - Capricho  3:29

7 Tango  2:46

8 Rumores De La Caleta  3:45

9 Puerta De Tierra  3:27

Cantos De España
10 Preludio (Asturias)  6:21
11 Oriental  3:27
12 Bajo La Palmera (Cuba)  4:80
13 Córdoba  6:00
14 Seguidillas (Castilla)  2:48

15 Zaragoza  3:45

16 Malagueña  3:49

17 Mallorca (Barcarola)  6:23

18 Zambra Granadina  3:19

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Cd. 5

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

Doce Danzas Españolas Para Piano
1 Nº 1 in G Major   2:52
2 Nº 2 in C Minor (Oriental)  4:49
3 Nº 3 in D Major  3:54
4 Nº 4 in G Major (Villanesca)  5:28
5 Nº 5 in E Minor (Andaluza)  4:11
6 Nº 6 in D Major (Aragonesa)  3:38
7 Nº 7 in G Major (Valenciana)  4:39
8 Nº 8 in C Major  3:17
9 Nº 9 in B-Sharp Major  4:43
10 Nº 10 in G Major  4:40
11 Nº 11 in G Minor  5:23
12 Nº 12 in A Minor  5:23

13 Danza Lenta  3:45

14 Allegro De Concierto  7:43

Valses Poéticos
15 Nº 1 Melódico  2:36
16 Nº 2 Tempo de Vals Noble  1:13
17 Nº 3 Tempo de Vals Lento  1:52
18 Nº 4 Allegro Humorístico/ Nº 5 "Allegretto (Elegante)  1:49
19 Nº 6 Quasi Ad Libitum (Sentimental)  1:21
20 Nº 7 Vivo  0:43
21 Coda (Presto Y Tempo Del Primer Vals)  2:80

Cd. 6

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

Escenas Románticas
1 I. Mazurca  3:30
2 II. Recitativo Y Berceuse  4:12
3 III. ***(El Poeta Y El Ruiseñor)  4:32
4 IV. Allegretto (Pequeña Danza)  0:54
5 V. Epílogo (Allegro Appassionato - Andantino Spianato)"  8:49

Piezas Española
6 Aragonesa  3:80
7 Cubana  3:50
8 Montañesa  4:90
9 Andaluza  4:13

10 La Vida Breve - Danza Nº 2  4:17

11 El Sombrero De Tres Pico - Danza De Los Vecinos (Seguidillas)  3:13
12 El Sombrero De Tres Pico - Danza De La Molinera (Fandango)  3:52

13 El Amor Brujo/Danza Del Terror  2:14

14 Fantasía Bética  11:33

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

15 La Vega  13:39

Cd. 7

Joaquín Turina
(1882-1949)

Sanlúcar De Barrameda
1 I En La Torre del Castillo  6:24
2 II Siluetas De La Calzada  3:17
3 III La Playa - IV. Los Pescadores En Bajo De Guía  11:30

Danzas Fantásticas
4 I. Exaltación  4:43
5 II. Ensueño  6:80
6 III. Orgía  4:42

7 Danzas Andaluzas - Zapateado  4:50

8 Danzas Gitanas - Sacromonte  1:55

Xavier Montsalvatge
(1912-2002)

Concierto Breve Para Piano y Orquesta
9 I. Allegro (Enérgico)  10:10
10 II. "Andante(Dolce) - III. "Allegro (Vivo)  14:16

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Cd. 8

Antonio Literes
(1673-1747)

1'Acis y Galatea' (Cañizares) Confiado jilguerillo (arr. Tarragó)  3:29
2 El Tripili (Anon.)  1:47

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

Nueve tonadillas
3 La maja de Goya  3:22
4 Amor y odio  2:40
5 El majo tÍmido  0:55
6 El mirar de la maja  2:33
7 Callajeo  1:20
8 El tra-la-la y el punteado  1:50
9 Las currutacas modestas  1:14
10 El majo olvidado  2:52
11 El majo discreto  1:31

Canciones amatorias
12 Llorad, corazón  2:10
13 Iban al pinar  1:51
14 No lloréis, ojuelos  1:60
15 Mañanica era  2:26
16 Mira que soy niña  2:34
17Gracia mía  2:36

Manuel De Falla
(1876-1946)

Siete canciones populares españolas
18 El paño moruno  1:90
19 Seguidilla murciana  1:10
20 Asturiana  2:25
21 Jota  2:38
22 Nana  1:29
23 Canción  0:58
24 Polo  1:51

Gerónimo Giménez
(1854-1923)

25 La Tempranica - La tarántula é un bicho mú malo (Zapeteado)


Alicia de Larrocha - p
Victoria de Los Angeles - spr [cd. 8]
Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona/Garcia Navarro - dir [Cd. 7 # 9-10]

Recorded between 1962 & 1992

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21 comments:

wouter said...

what a terrific post, mel! alicia de larrocha is a simply fatastic pianist. thank you VERY much for the opportunity to listen to these versions of her work!!

Qew S said...

Thank you very much for de Larrocha.

But... where is CD7?

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Melanchthon said...

Sorry. Cd. 7 :

http://lix.in/-a2e0b5

Qew S said...

Thank you for the CD7 :-)

swamielmo said...

oh oh ooooh. thank you. i think i have allmost all of this except 7&8.But the eighth has me very excited. i heard these two magnificent women in san francisco ca at the opera house several decades ago and have never been able to find any recordings of them together. this is probably a repeat of the same concert. i am drooling with anticipation. thank you

theblueamos said...

thak you very much for this treasure.my you be blessed.all the best from jerusalem

woland said...

THANKS!!!

For some reason I prefer these early recordings to her later Decca and RCA remakes. This was a very exciting kind of playing.

Pippo said...

Great great share Mel, de Larrocha and her repertoire are fantastic. Thank you Melanchthon

Otis Foster said...

Melanchthon, you are a man of catholic tastes, in the secular sense of the word. Thanks for a rare treat.

Otis

Bill said...

Thank you so much for the de Larrocha - What a treasure.

Neal said...

I was just looking around for this set when I saw it here! Fantastic collection, and a great improvement on the old Turnabout lps I had of a number of these! Thank you very much.

Adrian said...

For a novice in classical music as I am, this great collection should be very boring, which it isn't.
In contrary is very fine in both interpretation and musical material.
I's wonderful how the Spanish spirit penetrates in most of these compositions.
Thanks a lot.

Gepetto said...

Very Interesting
Thanks a lot

jazztap said...

merci

adakun said...

Excelente interpretación pianistica. Muchas graciasss desde zara&goza.

Melanchthon said...

http://goo.gl/K79jpt

Cri said...

Hi Mel, after you've updated the other delicious recordings of Alicia de la Rocha, could you please RE-Post the EMI recordings. Thx a lot, greetings with great respect to your work and postings from Cri.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear MM, would be wonderful if you could reuploadt this gem, whenever you fell likit. Your Magnificent work is so much appreciated.

Melanchthon said...

Cd. 1 & 2 + artwork
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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much MM!

Anonymous said...

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