ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909): Piano Works, Vol. 9 - Recuerdos de viaje, Minuetto No. 3, Rêves, Scherzo, Tango, Diva sin par (Mazurka-capricho), Menuet, Minuetto, Balbina Valverde (Polka brillante), Improvisation transcribed from a phonograph cylinder recorded by the composer in 1903.
Catalogue Number: 08T038
Description: Three years on from Vol. 8, we get the last of the three Improvisations, transcribed from a phonograph recording made by Albeníz in 1903. A large part of the program is from the late 1880s, however, a period during which the composer was a fixture at the fashionable salons of Madrid, and composed works in which the influence of composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin is often evident. Recuerdos de viaje, one of the best-known works from the period, nevertheless displays the Spanish flavors that were to become one of the distinguishing features of Albéniz’ music. Miguel Baselga (piano).