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ALBÉNIZ, I.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (González) – 6 Danzas espanolas / 6 Pequenos valses / 6 Mazurkas de salon

Composer(s):Albeniz, Isaac
Artist(s) Gonzalez, Guillermo, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572196
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

The third volume of Albéniz’s piano music presents three contrasting sets of dances, each brimming with the delicacy, joie de vivre and voluptuous beauty that characterise so much of his music. Albéniz is touched by the spirit of Chopin in his delightful Pequeños valses, while the Mazurkas de salón, like those of his predecessor, and the Danzas españolas both transcend mere folkloricism. Volumes 1 (8.554311-12) and 2 (8.570553), also featuring Guillermo González, one of the leading authorities on the composer, have been critically acclaimed.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,March 2009

The precociously gifted pianist, Isaac Albéniz, ran away from home aged ten and four years later was organizing tours around Europe and the Americas. He then retired from the stage aged thirty and studied composition with Dukas and d’Indy, largely devoting the next nineteen years of his short life to creating a catalogue of music.This is the third volume in his complete piano output, and though Spanish by instinct he was a French composer of salon cameos. The three works on this disc are from his early years as a touring pianist, and they would be describe as modestly pleasing. He certainly had more of interest to say in waltz mood than mazurka, though Chopin was undoubtedly the influence in both. Go to the bitter-sweet track 8, a short



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