Fire and Passion

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Goyescas - Los Majos enamorados (The Young Men in Love) $5.98 Buy
Pieces espagnoles $5.98 Buy
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1 El Pelele (The Straw Mannequin) 04:47 $1.49 Buy
2 Los Requibros (Flattery) 08:22 44.1/16 Album only
3 Coloquio En La Reja (Conversation Through The Bars) 10:44 44.1/16 Album only
4 El Fandango De Candil (Candelight Fandango) 06:30 $1.49 Buy
5 Quejas, O La Maja Y El Ruisenor (The Maiden And The Nightingale) 06:28 $1.49 Buy
6 El Amor Y La Muerte: Balada (Love And Death: Ballade) 12:15 44.1/16 Album only
7 Epilogo: Serenata Del Especro (Epilogue: The Ghost Seranade) 07:25 44.1/16 Album only
8 Aragonesa 03:04 $1.49 Buy
9 Cubana 03:47 $1.49 Buy
10 Montanesa 04:22 $1.49 Buy
11 Andaluza 04:00 $1.49 Buy

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Enrique Granados (1867-1916):
Goyescas - Los Majos enamorados (The Young Men in Love)
[01] El pelele (The Straw Mannequin)
[02] I. Los requiebros (Flattery)
[03] II. Coloquio en la reja (Conversation through the Bars)
[04] III. El fandango de candil (Candlelight Fandango
[05] IV. Quejas, ó la maja y el ruiseñor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)
[06] V. El amor y la muerte: Balada (Love and Death: Ballade)
[07] VI. Epilogo: Serenata del espectro (Epilogue: The Ghost Serenade)

Manuel Falla (1876-1946):
Pièces espagnoles
[08] Aragonesa
[09] Cubana
[10] Montanesa
[11] Andaluza

Piano: Ralph Votapek

Producer: Michael Rolland Davis

Engineer: Ed Thompson

A new release by pianist Ralph Votapek who skyrocketed to world prominence when he won the Gold Medal at the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1962. Since that time he has maintained a versatile and remarkable performance and recording career. Mr. Votapek has a special affinity for Spanish music. His performance of he most important piano suite in Spanish literature, Enrique Granados' Goyescas,is especially vibrant. His full bodied sonority sings with lyric simplicity. Although the Manuel de Falla Pièces espagnoles(Four Spanish Pieces) are among his earliest compositions, they represent a clearly defined personality with a highly polished technique to match. Composed at the same time as Albéniz's Iberia,they represent Spanish nationalism at its height.

"Votapek does a commendable job here of keeping his focus on the contour and shape of the complex structure of the Goyescas amid Granados' fantastic flights of imagination and languid melodies. This work has been described as 'the finest written-out improvisation,' and Votapek is adept at preserving its deceptively improvisory quality." - Classik Reviews