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Donald Macleod introduces the Albeniz's masterpiece 'Iberia', produced despite poor health, during the last five years of his life.

In the last five years of his life, Albeniz was in constant pain from a kidney infection, but it was during that time that he wrote his masterpiece - a cycle of piano pieces called 'Iberia', each evoking different aspects of Spain. Donald Macleod devotes the whole of the final programme to this remarkable work, playing extracts from it, both in its original form for piano and in various arrangements, finishing with an exuberant version of a trio of pieces for guitar and orchestra, brilliantly evoking Albeniz's beloved Andalucia.

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Fri 24 Sep 2010 22:00

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Music Played

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Evocación (Iberia)

    Performer: Artur Pizarro (piano)

    • LINN CKD 355.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Corpus Christi en Sevilla (Iberia)

    Performer: Brazilian Guitar Quartet

    • Delos DE3364.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    El Puerto, Eritaña (Iberia)

    Performer: Artur Pizarro (piano)

    • LINN CKD 355.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    El Albaicín, Triana, Rondeña (Iberia) - arranged by Steve Gray

    Performer: John Williams (guitar), London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Paul Daniels (Conductor)

    • Sony Classical SK48480.

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