Iberia Volume 2: book 3 & 4
SACD | Turtle Records | 0608917553024 | TR 75530 | 11-09
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz: piano
Iberia: Twelve musical impressions of Spain
Over a hundred years ago, the seriously ill Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) worked frantically on the most beautiful of his works, the piano cycle Iberia. Because of the flamenco elements and the titles of the pieces, Andalusia is often called the source of inspiration for the cycle. The emerging Impressionism of Paris, too, seems to have left its mark on the style, not to mention the Lisztian virtuosity. But the real quality of Iberia lies in the originality with which Albéniz was able to blend these elements and the remarkable power of imagination he demonstrated in the process. These are what set it among the most beautiful pieces of music Spain has ever produced. It gives a romantic impression of the country, which the composer nostalgically longed for but which had not given him the recognition he deserved. Albéniz died in 1909, shortly after completing his masterpiece.
This recording of pianist Yoram Ish-Hurwitz is the third and fourth book of Iberia and makes this short two volume-cycle complete.
Der junge niederl�ndische, isarelisch-st�mmige Pianist Yoram Ish-Hurwitz (* 1968) studierte am Sweelinck-Konservatorium in Amsterdam und machte an der ber�hmten New Yorker Julliard School sein Examen bei Gy�rgy S�ndor. Zum 100. Todestag von Isaac Alb�niz (18. Mai 2009) legte er eine faszinierende Neuinterpretation der ersten beiden 'Iberia'-B�cher vor. Nun folgen die abschlie�enden B�cher 3&4.
1Iberia, T. 105 - Book 3El Albaicín06:55Composer: Isaac Albéniz
2Iberia, T. 105 - Book 3El polo06:46Composer: Isaac Albéniz
3Iberia, T. 105 - Book 3Lavapiés06:38Composer: Isaac Albéniz
4Iberia, T. 105 - Book 4Málaga05:34Composer: Isaac Albéniz
5Iberia, T. 105 - Book 4Jerez11:04Composer: Isaac Albéniz
6Iberia, T. 105 - Book 4Eritaña06:03Composer: Isaac Albéniz