Spain: Guitar Music | BIS BIS2565

Spain: Guitar Music

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2565

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 30th April 2021

Contents

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: Album Leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» V Capricho Catalan (arr. Franz Halasz)
Suite espanola no.1, op.47
» I Granada (arr. Franz Halasz)
» IV Cadiz (arr. Franz Halasz)

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat)
» Danza del molinero (Miller's dance) (arr. Franz Halasz)
Homenaje 'Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy'

Granados, Enrique

Tonadillas (12) en estilo antiguo
» no.7 La maya de Goya (arr. for guitar)

Maza, Regino Sainz de la

La Frontera de Dios
» Meditacion
Rondena
Solea for guitar

Milan, Luys

El Maestro, 1536
» Pavana del octavo tono 'Qua la bella francesquina'
» Pavana del primero y segundo tono
» Pavana del quinto y sexto tono
» Pavana del septimo y octavo tono
» Pavana del tercero y quarto tono
» Pavana de octavo tono

Sor, Fernando

Introduction and Variations on 'Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre', op.28

Tarrega, Francisco

Lagrima
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Torroba, Federico Moreno

Castillos de Espana I
» VI Torija

Turina, Joaquin

Guitar Sonata, op.61
Sevillana, op.29

Artists

Franz Halasz (guitar)

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: Album Leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» V Capricho Catalan (arr. Franz Halasz)
Suite espanola no.1, op.47
» I Granada (arr. Franz Halasz)
» IV Cadiz (arr. Franz Halasz)

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat)
» Danza del molinero (Miller's dance) (arr. Franz Halasz)
Homenaje 'Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy'

Granados, Enrique

Tonadillas (12) en estilo antiguo
» no.7 La maya de Goya (arr. for guitar)

Maza, Regino Sainz de la

La Frontera de Dios
» Meditacion
Rondena
Solea for guitar

Milan, Luys

El Maestro, 1536
» Pavana del octavo tono 'Qua la bella francesquina'
» Pavana del primero y segundo tono
» Pavana del quinto y sexto tono
» Pavana del septimo y octavo tono
» Pavana del tercero y quarto tono
» Pavana de octavo tono

Sor, Fernando

Introduction and Variations on 'Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre', op.28

Tarrega, Francisco

Lagrima
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Torroba, Federico Moreno

Castillos de Espana I
» VI Torija

Turina, Joaquin

Guitar Sonata, op.61
Sevillana, op.29

Artists

Franz Halasz (guitar)

About

In June of 1922, a cultural fiesta took place on the grounds of Granada’s Alhambra palace, organized by Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. The aim of the event was to preserve the ‘purity’ of flamenco art and the opening performance was given by 29-year-old guitarist Andrés Segovia. Ironically, Segovia played de Falla’s Hommage to Claude Debussy (featured on this disc) – a work which can hardly be described as pure flamenco. But this can be seen as symptomatic of an important trait in the music of 20th-century Spain: Certain composers defended what they believed to be a noble, gallant and Castilian ideal, while others embarked on an quest to restore the ‘lost purity’ of the peasantry, but embracing Modernism and Impressionism as stylistic tools in order to do so.

This is demonstrated on Franz Halász’s new disc, which provides a context – Milán’s Pavanes from the 16th century, Fernando Sor’s ‘Malbroug’ Variations from 1827 – while juxtaposing later works that embody the described, conflicting attitudes. This makes for a colourful and varied programme, taking in highlights in the guitar literature such as Tárrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra as well as Joaquín Turina’s Guitar Sonata, here recorded – for the first time – from a copy of Turina’s original manuscript, and not Segovia’s published version with numerous changes. The winner of a Latin Grammy, Franz Halász is a highly acclaimed guitarist who here also makes his own contribution to the repertoire of his instrument, with his own arrangements of de Falla and Isaac Albéniz.

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