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Sarasate — Eight Spanish Dances, Navarra
Title : Sarasate — Eight Spanish Dances, Navarra
Artist :Alfredo Campoli (Violin), Belinda Bunt (Violin *),
Daphne Ibbott (Piano)

Cat No :LP43074
Label : L'Oiseau-Lyre
Format : 1 LP
Barcode : 8808678160741

● From the original analogue master tapes of Universal Music.
● Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard
● Cutting to lacquers at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl

Producer : Peter Wadland
Recording Engineer: John Dunkerley
Recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 8-9 Nov 1976

Campoli, who is excellently recorded, is on precisely the right wavelength, leaving us in no doubt of how difficult these works are to paly and yet, paradoxically, making it all sound easy. Opus 23 No.2, a zapateado and probably the least unfamiliar piece here, is a fine example, although so also is No.2 of op.21, a gracefully swaying habanera whose complex filigree is thrown off with the seeming casualness which is the essence of this sort of virtuosity. What is consistent throughout all nine items is the high, and memorable, quality of the melodies. Opus 22 No.1, an Andalucian ballad, is fully of lovely tunes, as is the first piece of Op.23, a playera, with its sorrowful cadences. Occasionally, as in Op.26 No.1, a kind of fandango and the longest item here, this is done in the grand manner, yet never too much so. In the exhilarating Navarra Bunt matches Campoli well, and Ibbott is a good accompanist; but all the interest is in the violin throughout.
- The Gramophone Magazine

* Originally released on 1974(L'Oiseau-Lyre – DSLO 22 )

Sarasate — Eight Spanish Dances, Navarra

  • Details

    Pablo de Sarasate(1844-1908)
    - Eight Spanish Dances , Navarra

    Side A
    1. Malagueña, Op. 21 No. 1
    2. Habañera, Op. 21 No. 2
    3. No. III Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22 No. 1
    4. No. IV Jota Navarra, Op. 22 No. 2
    5. No. V Playera, Op. 23 No. 1

    Side B
    1. No. VI Zapateado, Op. 23 No. 2
    2. No. VII Op. 26 No. 1
    3. No. VIII Op. 26 No. 2
    4. Navarra For 2 Violins, Op. 33 *
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