The Undiscovered Spanish Piano

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Despite the reach of Spanish music and culture, much of the rich Spanish piano repertoire remains unexplored. In the final installment of the Sounds of Spain on Reflections From the Keyboard, host David Dubal brings you lesser-known pieces that embody the Iberian Peninsula and all the flavor it has to offer.

Program highlights are Federico Mompou’s Girls in the Garden played by Walter Hautzig, Scarlatti’s Sonata in C Sharp Minor played by Sergei Babayan, and Joaquin Rodrigo’s Nostalgic Prelude played by Arturo Pizarro.

Program playlist:

Isaac Albéniz: El Puerto (from Iberia)
John Browning, piano
MSR Classics

Federico Mompou: Girls in the Garden (Jeunes Filles au Jardin)
Walter Hautzig, piano
Americus Records

Manuel De Falla: Scenes; Song of the Will-o'- the Wisp (from El Amor Brujo)
Ruth Laredo, piano
MCA Classics

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in C- Sharp Minor: Allegro (K. 247)
Sergei Babayan, piano
Pro Piano Records

Enrique Granados: Epílogo: Serenata del Espectro
Benita Meshulam, piano
Chesky Records

Francisco Tárrega: Capricho Árabe
Koji Attwood, piano
Bramble Brook Space Records

Manuel Infante: El Vito (Gracia) from Three Andalusian Dances
Cipa and Misha Dichter, piano
Classical 1001 CD

Joaquín Rodrigo: Preludio de Añoranza
Artur Pizarro, piano
Naxos Spanish Classics

Ernesto Halffter: Preludio y Danza
Adam Kent, piano
Bridge Records

Joaquín Rodrigo: Seguidillas del Diablo
Artur Pizarro, piano
Naxos Spanish Classics

Isaac Albéniz: Sevilla (Suite Espagnole Op. 47)
Magda Tagliaferro, piano
Dante Productions

Comments [1]

Elspeth Macdonald from Brooklyn, NY

Dear Mr. Dubal,

So sorry to hear that this is your last program. (I hope I heard incorrectly.)

Your programs are original, instructive -- even scholarly -- and entertaining.

And your tone is warm, informed and magnetic.

I hope, if you are leaving, that it is your choice. I worry that I didn't send a fan letter sooner.

New York needs your voice. If there is a chance, maybe you will change your mind.

Very best wishes for the future. Many thanks for all past, and the current, performances.


Oct. 04 2015 10:57 PM

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