Josep Pons, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Colom - Manuel de Falla - El Sombrero de tres picos, Noches en los jardines de Espana - 2003 (SACD-R, ISO)

Josep Pons, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Colom – Manuel de Falla – El Sombrero de tres picos, Noches en los jardines de Espana – 2003 (SACD-R, ISO)

Composer: Manuel de Falla
Performer: Josep Colom – piano
Orchestra: Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Conductor: Josep Pons
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 SACD-R
Format: ISO
Bit Depth: 64(2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 5.0, 2.0
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Size: 3.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Josep Pons, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Colom
Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos; Noches en los jardines de España

El Sombrero de tres picos

Primera Suite
01. El Sombrero de tres picos: Introducción
02. La tarde
03. Fandango (Danza de la Moliniera)
04. El Corregidor

Segunda Suite
05. Seguidillas (Danza de los vecinos)
06. Farruca (Danza del Molinero)
07. Allegretto
08. Las coplas del cuco
09. Minué (Danza del Corregidor)
10. Allegro
11. Danza final. Jota

Noches en los jardines de España
12. Noches en los jardines de España: En el Generalife
13. Danza lejana
14. En los jardines de la sierra de Córdoba

Review by Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
The Spanish style of playing this music differs appreciably from the Ravelian opulence we are used to hearing when our big orchestras tackle it. The Spanish approach may not be plush, but it is exhilarating in its own way. It emphasizes line and edge, the scintillating spikiness of Falla’s orchestration, the vigor of his rhythms. It is lean, but in no sense mean. Just how lean can be judged not only from the Harmonia Mundi recording, in which the sound of the band and the hall is captured to perfection, but from the liner notes, which include a list of the ensemble’s personnel. The Orquesta Ciudad de Granada is a smallish one (with a string complement of 11-7-7-6-5), precisely the size one would find in the pit. They may not all be world-class instrumentalists, but they are good, and conductor Josep Pons had clearly rehearsed them within an inch of their lives for the recording. Most important, they have a sound: witness the coruscating trumpets, and, in The Three-Cornered Hat, the wonderfully clangorous orchestral piano that cuts right through the texture and sounds like a cembalom. The solos for mezzo-soprano in The Three-Cornered Hat are superbly sung by Itxaro Mentxaka, with an earthy realism that’s on a different plane from any other performance, while pianist Josep Colom delivers a caressingly beautiful account of the solo part in Nights in the Gardens of Spain. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.

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