Ara Malikian has an extensive discography that includes works by Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini, Ysaye, Schumann, Sarasate, Arbós, Piazzolla, Khachaturian, Armenian music and flamenco.
The recordings included in this CD are part of the project that Ara Malikian has started, together with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, to recover and record concerts for violin and orchestra by Spanish composers.
Jesus Monasterio, violinist, composer and director, was one of the most important figures in the development of chamber music and symphonic Spanish. He came to the post of violinist in the Royal Chapel of Madrid where he composed his first works for violin.
Tomas Breton was formed as a violinist at the Royal Conservatory. During that period he composed some works. He began his stage career as a scenical composer in 1872. Bretón is now best known for his lyrical side.