ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909): Piano Music, Vol. 7 - Chants d'Espagne, T 101, 6 Mazurkas de Salon, T 68, Deseo - estudio de concierto, T 53, L'Automne-Valse, T 96, Marcha militar, T 45, Improvisation, T 115B (trancsr. Milton Laufer), Yvonne en visite!, T 104.
Catalogue Number: 02N042
Description: Except for the Chants and the Mazurkas, this is pretty rare Albéniz, with the c.1885 Deseo, an eight-minute concert etude in the style of Liszt and the little two-minute Marcha Militar - the work of the nine-year-old composer - are only available here. Also of interest is a two-minute transcription of an improvisation recorded on a cylinder by Albéniz in 1903 (one of three cylinders, all of which were published by American pianist Laufer who is said to have spent roughly 40 hours on each of the transcriptions).