Manuel de Falla: Fantasia Baetica and other piano music
Cuatro piezas españolas, Dances from El Sombrero de tres picos, Suite from El Amor Brujo,
Garrick Ohlsson – piano
The Sunday Times, 4 March, 2018 “Is there more gladdening, life-enhancing piano music than that of those later 19th-century Spaniards Albeniz, Granados and Falla? Ohlsson’s lovely spirited accounts make for a seductive disc. “
Gramophone, March 2018 “Ohlsson holds large- scale Fantasia Baetica quite well, with a keen ear for dynamic contrast and uncovering inner voices within thicker textures.”
CD notes …
Another of those stimulating, engaging programmes in which Garrick Ohlsson specializes: this all-Falla recital combines works originally written for the piano with the composer’s own transcriptions from his classic ballet and opera scores.
Hyperion Records CDA68177 @ £14.25 plus P&P