Ataulfo Argenta – Rimsky-Korsakov, Granados, Chabrier, Moszkowski – Espana (1958/2017)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82 MHz | Time – 39:19 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca
Most classical devotees know that Espana! features legendary Spanish conductor Ataulfo Argenta leading the London Symphony Orchestra in a program of so-called “Spanish” blockbusters. But, ironically, only one piece is penned by a Spanish composer (Granados, “Danza Espanola”) while the others are by a Russian (Rimsky Korsakov, “Capriccio Espagnol”), German (Moszkowski, “5 Spanish Dances”), and Frenchman (Chabrier, “Espaa”). The LP version was initially issued in the United States as one of the index recordings of London Records’ vaunted “blueback” series, known for its demonstration-quality sound.
01 – Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
02 – Danzas espaolas No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 37- Aldaluza
03 – Espaa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
04 – Spanish Dances, Book 1, Op. 12