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Albeniz - Piano Works [Import, Box set]

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Listen  2. Iberia, Cahier 1: El Puerto 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Iberia, Cahier 1: Corpus Christi en Sevilla 8:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Iberia, Cahier 2: Almería10:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Iberia, Cahier 2: Triana 5:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Piano Sonata No. 5 in G-Flat Major, Op. 82: I. Allegro non troppo 7:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Piano Sonata No. 5 in G-Flat Major, Op. 82: II. Minueto del Gallo 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen11. Pavana-Capricho, Op. 12 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. 2 Danzas espagnoles, Op. 164: No. 2, Tango in A Minor 4:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. 12 Piezas características, Op. 92: No. 12, Torre Bermeja 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen18. Iberia, Cahier 4: Jerez 9:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen20. Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: No. 1, En el Mar 4:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: No. 2, Leyenda - Barcarola 4:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen27. Espana, Op. 165: I. Preludio 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen29. Espana, Op. 165: III. Malaguena 4:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Espana, Op. 165: IV. Serenata 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Espana, Op. 165: V. Capricho Catalan 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Espana, Op. 165: VI. Zortzico 2:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 5, Asturias 5:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Cantos de España, Op. 232: No. 4, Cordoba 6:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 4, Cadiz 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 1, Granada 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 7, Castilla 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 8, Cuba 4:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Mallorca, Op. 202 6:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Suite Espanola No. 1, Op. 47: No. 3, Sevilla 5:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. La Vega17:29£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Iberia (Intégrale) - Suite Espagnole - Espana, seis hojas de album - Recuerdos de viaje - Sonate n°5 / Esteban Sanchez, piano

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4.0 out of 5 stars a fine Iberia with a deduction for tinny sound 18 Aug 2012
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Because the Iberia suite contains some of the most difficult music written for the piano, it takes a virtuoso of the top rank to bring it off as the composer intended. Alicia De Larrocha recorded Iberia three times, and (despite having small hands) her first traversal on Hispavox, which is not ideal, is still the best of the bunch. I do not care for the pianism of Marc Andre Hamlin and have not heard his much-touted Iberia, so his recording will remain out of the discussion. A review of Esteban Sanchez's Iberia got my attention a number of years ago, but my initial reaction to his recording was not as enthusiastic as I had hoped. Having returned to his traversal after a long interval, I can say that the things that bothered me then are still noticeable, but they no longer disturb me; in fact, I think on the whole Sanchez's reading is exceptional and, were it not for the tinny sound which interferes with enjoyment of music that's as sensual as this, I would award five stars.

There's one other thing: as good as Sanchez is, he's not in the same class as Claudio Arrau whose 1947 recording of the first two books of Iberia is one of the landmarks of the catalog: Claudio Arrau - Great Pianists of the 20th Century I or Liszt-Piano Concerto No. 2/Schubert-Wanderer Fantasy/Albeniz-Iberia (rec. 1953/1955/1947). Compare how Sanchez cautiously approaches the fiendish passages in Rondena and Triana, and while he articulates every note along the way, so too does Arrau whose tempo never lets up. Not only was Arrau one of the few pianists with the technical equipment to tackle this repertoire - and it's a shame he didn't record the third and fourth books - he also had the temperament to go along with it. His Iberia is sensuous, authentically atmospheric, magical and deeply mysterious, if not mystical in places. If you want to hear how Iberia should sound, find one of Arrau's recordings.
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