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Composer: de Falla, Manuel (1876-1946)

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MontrealRolando Villazón returns

Strauss R., de Falla, Verdi, Respighi
Orchestre Métropolitain; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Rolando Villazón

BerlinIves, Bernstein & de Falla

Ives, Bernstein, de Falla
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Constantinos Carydis; Midori

BarcelonaEl amor brujo

El amor brujo
Benejam, Borgunyó, Montsalvatge, de Falla
Orquestra de Girona; Xavier Puig; Gemma Humet

RigaBolero

Bolero
Ravel, de Falla, Albéniz
Trio Art-i-Shock; Guna Šnē; Agnese Egliņa; Elīna Endzele

LondonLunchtime Recital - João Lima (guitar) Charlotte Kaslin (cello)

Lunchtime Recital - João Lima (guitar)  Charlotte Kaslin (cello)
de Falla, Piazzolla, Koshkin
João Lima; Charlotte Kaslin
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Xavier de Maistre plays a dazzling Aranjuez

Xavier de Maistre and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Xavier de Maistre gave a stunning performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez in the version for harp and orchestra, plus Ligeti and Tchaikovsky's ultra-Romantic Manfred in Belgrade.
****1
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Bringing Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

María Toledo in El amor brujo © BBC | Mark Allan
It's a rare treat to hear Spanish opera in London; Josep Pons and the BBC SO made a worthy case for hearing Falla’s El amor brujo and Granados’ Goyescas more often.
***11
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Mexicans impress in Dublin

Jorge Federico Osorio © Todd Rosenberg
An enjoyable concert of Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Ravel's Piano concerto for the Left Hand and Nielsen's Symphony no. 5 by the Mexican duo Carlos Prieto and Jorge Osorio. 
***11
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A powerful El amor brujo in Atlanta

Jun Märkl © Jean Baptiste Millot
The Atlanta Symphony and guest conductor Jun Märkl spin a spell with Falla's El amor brujo, with soprano Catalina Cuervo. 
***11
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Tragedy and comedy in a double bill in Adelaide

Manuel de Falla’s rarely performed La Vida Breve and Giacomo Puccini’s comic Gianni Schicchi are quite contrasting mini-operas, united by common threads of deception and the clash of class distinction.
****1
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