Almería, from Iberia (guitar)

Isaac Albéniz
Almería, from Iberia (guitar)

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Almería, from Iberia (guitar)

Almería - Javier Riba

Camprodon ( 1860 ) - Cambo-les-bains ( 1909 )

A piano virtuoso and a composer whose works are a paradigm of Romanticism at its most exalted and powerful, Isaac Albéniz was constantly engaged in seeking a symbiosis between the exoticism of Spanish music and the most advanced tendencies of contemporary French music. In fact, he brought the nationalist aesthetic to universal heights with his great late works for piano, whose scope extends far beyond the folk-like anecdotal character of salon music....

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Almería, from Iberia (guitar)

Quisiera destacar de esta obra la situación compleja y comprometida que supone la notación en tres pentagramas de ciertos pasajes de la pieza que Javier Riba ha solventado transportando la obra a una tonalidad en la que al llegar a estos pasajes se puedan utilizar cuerdas al aire en la guitarra.

José Piñeiro - ROSETA