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Composer: Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)

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ManchesterThe Hallé - Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

Carlos Miguel Prieto © Benjamin Ealovega
Falla, Mozart, Beethoven
The Hallé; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Sergio Castelló López

LondonEmily Sun (violin) with Andrey Lebedev (guitar)

© Benjamin Ealovega
Bach, Paganini, Bartók, Falla, Piazzolla
Emily Sun; Andrey Lebedev

CórdobaDía de Andalucía: El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

Día de Andalucía: El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha
Chapí, Boismortier, Massenet, García Abril, Guridi, Falla
Orquesta de Córdoba; Carlos Domínguez-Nieto; Auxiliadora Toledano; Pablo García-López; Francisco Araiza

StrasbourgComme des Freire

Respighi, Dvořák, Falla
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg; Constantin Trinks; Nelson Freire

San JuanVida Breve e Hij@s de la Bernarda

Falla, Various
Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; Maximiano Valdés; Coral Lírica de Puerto Rico; María Leticia Hernández; José Daniel Mojica; Jeanne d'Arc Casas
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An evening with the Hallé of rhythmical virtuosity

Carlos Miguel Prieto © Benjamin Ealovega

The combined forces of Mexico’s most prominent conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the leading Spanish clarinettist Sergio Castelló López lent a slightly new sound to the Hallé. 

***11
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It's party time, folks, with Jaime Martín and the LSO

Jaime Martín © Alexander Lindström
Powerful and impressive playing from the LSO and Jaime Martín in a Spanish-themed first half (also featuring Christian Tetzlaff), with a more nuanced array of Stravinskian colour in the second half.
****1
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The BBC Philharmonic say adiós to Mena

Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
In the climax of the season at Bridgewater Hall, the BBC Philharmonic bid a fond farewell to Juanjo Mena in an evening that blew off your sombrero. 
*****
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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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