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Quote from: Brian on April 26, 2023, 05:59:43 AMThe orchestrations by Rafael Ferrer are not really discussed in the booklet (nor is Ferrer, but Google tells me he was a violinist and sometime conductor who conducted some Spanish performances at the Eurovision Song Contest). To me they are charming and effective but not really essential - lots of percussion inserted to try to get the excitement level up. Brotons was not really in a hurry conducting (58:30; three minutes slower than de Larrocha's solo piano version on Decca and 6 minutes slower than Heisser's).There are orchestrations of three of the dances, arranged and conducted by Igor Markevitch, in the Eloquence Big Box (available for download purchase separately). They're conducted with so much panache and energy I wish he had done the complete set. You can compare samples of him and Brotons in No. 9 and hear a big difference.(EDIT: DBK beat me to it while I was typing!)I love this music in many guises - my favorite Granados (call me simple but it's true ). Did you buy the Barrueco box or was that JBS only? Because it looks like that has a two-guitar version. I love Stephen Marchionda's MDG guitar recital with 9 of the 12 dances, and Heisser's piano recording, still available in a $20 bargain box with a bunch of other fantastic performances.
Quote from: Brian on April 26, 2023, 08:10:54 AMJBS told me the Barrueco box was a good deal at $30ish, with excellent playing, but has lots of core repertoire. That might suit me just fine. I'll re-listen to the Marchionda this afternoon.
Quote from: ritter on April 26, 2023, 12:21:07 PMAll this talk of Granados led me to finally pull the trigger on this 2 CD set of his complete songs (and today the price on Amazon.es was half of what it was some weeks ago):I know the Tonadillas (the sublimely melancholic El majo olvidado —which uses material of Los requiebros from Goyescas— is one of my favourite songs by anyone) and the Canciones amatorias, but the rest will be new to me.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 18, 2023, 07:22:16 AMIturbi's good. Try his Mozart sonatas too.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 18, 2023, 03:53:20 PMWhat's your (and other members) opinion of Goyescas by Joaquin Achucarro? No diplomatic response please.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 19, 2023, 01:02:23 PMHave you heard Eduardo del Pueyo?I think that Goyescas is quite « difficult » music, because the textures are complex quite often - simultaneous independent voices. Del Pueyo seems to really get that, and have a feel for polyphony. And at the same time what he does is quite heartfelt and intimate. I think it's a revelation. It's a shame that Ohlsson's isn't streaming, I don't want to actually part with money to hear it!
Quote from: Mandryka on May 19, 2023, 07:05:10 AMHe makes me yearn for Block
Quote from: Mandryka on May 21, 2023, 12:24:57 AMhttps://soundcloud.com/teresaescandon/goyescas-los-requiebros/albumsTeresa Escandon,Goyescas. Cuban pianist. Close to Bolet. No vulgarity. Lots of humanity. It's a goodie. Streaming widely - including that soundcloud.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 15, 2023, 08:18:19 AMhttps://hisakohiseki.es/en/bio/recomendacionesHisako Hiseki played the Hatto Granados - so it is excellent, obvs.
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