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Concertos from Spain

Decca 4762971

Isaac Albéniz
Rapsodie española, Op. 70 (arr. Halffter) 1

Joaquín Turina
Rapsodia sinfónica, Op. 66

Xavier Montsalvatge
Concerto Breve for Piano & Orchestra (1953)

Carlos Surinach
Piano Concerto (1973)

Alicia de Larrocha, piano
1 London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Decca Eloquence 4762971 75:35

The Albéniz and Turina works are short entrées to the two longer concertos. Despite its title, Montsalvatge's Concerto Breve runs about 25 minutes and is a very genial affair that wears its Spanishness lightly. The Surinach is more dramatic and fiery. The sound for all four works is as you'd expect from Decca originals.

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