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Paris and Fame

Albeniz's performing career continued to flourish. His fame spread to Paris where he received rave reviews. Donald Macleod introduces some works he played there to great acclaim.

Soon after his marriage Albeniz moved to Madrid and continued his flourishing performing career there. A series of recitals at the 1888 Universal Exhibition in Barcelona caused such a sensation that he was invited to perform in Paris where he again received rave reviews. Donald Macleod introduces Albeniz's Concerto Fantastico which he'd played to great acclaim in both cities, together with another of his Spanish style piano works, and his charming, and very classical, fourth piano sonata.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Rumores de la Caleta (from Recuerdos de viaje)Guitar duet version

    Performer: Pepe and Celín Romero

    • Philips 411 432-2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Sonata no.4 (pub 1887)

    Performer: Albert Guinovart (piano)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMI 987007.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Torre Bermeja From Douze caracteristiques (Piezas Caracteristicas)

    Performer: Pepe Romero (guitar)

    • Philips 442 150-2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Piano concerto no.1 (Concerto Fantastico)

    Performer: Jean-François Heisser (piano) Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne Performer: Conductor, Jesus Lopez-Cobos

    • Apex 8573 89223-2.

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