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Spanish Music for Cello & Piano - Works by Cassado, De Falla, Granados / Andrew Smith, cello; Alfredo Oyágüez Montero, piano

Album Summary

>Granados, Enrique : Intermezzo, for cello & piano (arrangement by Cassadó from Goyescas)
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Sonate dans le style espagnol ancien, for cello & piano
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Danse du diable vert
>Turina, Joaquin : El jueves santo a medianoche, for piano & orchestra
>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Requiebros
>Anonymous, Catalonian : El cant dels Ocells
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Notes & Reviews:

Distinguished cellist Andrew Smith's interest in Spanish music was awakened by his collaboration with Spanish pianist and conductor Alfredo Oyaguez Montero beginning in 1999. This artistic partnership led to a program of all-Spanish works, which they have performed to great acclaim on tour worldwide. The album features music by several of Spain's greatest composers, including Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Turina, and Xavier Montsalvatge. Perhaps less familiar is Gaspar Cassado, who-after the great Pablo Casals (his teacher)- was Spain's most famous 20th century cellist. Prime examples of both his original compositions and his many arrangements are heard here, along with a lovely folk song transcription from Casals. This glowing release promises to be a rare treat for cello fans and Spanish music aficionados alike- and will convincingly demonstrate the cello's affinity with the unique spirit and piquant flavors of the Spanish musical idiom.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013).



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Works Details

>Granados, Enrique : Intermezzo, for cello & piano (arrangement by Cassadó from Goyescas)
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Cassadó, Gaspar : Sonate dans le style espagnol ancien, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945

>Cassadó, Gaspar : Danse du diable vert
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Turina, Joaquin : El jueves santo a medianoche, for piano & orchestra
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Cassadó, Gaspar : Requiebros
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1950

>Anonymous, Catalonian : El cant dels Ocells
  • Performers: Alfredo Montero (Piano); Andrew Smith (Cello)
  • Notes: Allegro Recordings, Burbank, CA (10/14/2013-10/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval