[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 3 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Friday 26 May 2017
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No pianist has been more closely associated with the music of Granados than Spain's beloved Alicia de Larrocha. Praising her in this repertoire, wrote ClassicsToday.com "is tantamount to giving fresh air a good review". The new 3-CD release collects her last traversals of this music in the studio, made for RCA in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The most substantial of these haunting works is Granados' masterpiece Goyescas. In Alicia de Larrocha's valedictory recording from 1989, "her seasoned mastery of Granados' complex textures and innate affinity for his colorful idiom assert themselves in every measure. You won't find a more recommendable Goyescas" (ClassicsToday.com).
"Larrocha shows herself still a pianist of the first rank, with a mastery of dynamics and tonal coloration, and she understands this music (which she imbibed from her teacher, Granados's favourite pupil) as few others do." Gramophone review of Granados
Danzas españolas, Op. 37 Nos. 1-12
Valses Poeticos (7)
Allegro de concierto, Op. 46
Goyescas (piano suite)
Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 (10)