Bought in September 2014.
Box with 21 cd's.
Recording dates: Not mentioned.
Recording venue: Auditorium of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
Recording engineer: Jonathan Stokes.
Running time: 72:17.
Cuatro Estampas Andaluzas.
Cinco Piezas del Siglo XVI.
Cuatro Piezas para Piano.
Preludio al Gallo Mananeros.
Air de Ballet sur le nom d'une Jeune Fille.
Tres Danzas de España..
Marta Zabaleta, Piano.
The whole CD is a source of joy, because Marta Zabaleta is is a very good performer, who makes listening a perfect experience. Rodrigo Piano works are beautiful as it is, but what is assembled here belongs to his very best efforts.
Let me just pick out a few that had quite a effect on me. To start with the gorgeous Cinco Piezas del Siglo XVI, were Rodrigo took melodies from Antonio de Cabezon, Luys de Milan, and Alonso Mudarra, as a starting point, and how well he scored it, really a treat for your ears. Also de Cuatro Estampas Andaluzas, are a class in itself. Highly atmospheric pieces with a breath that opens up so many impressions, that listening once is really not enough. There is so much to discover here, like in the Cuatro Piezas Para Piano, virtuosic gems that sparkle under the hands of Zabaleta. I never heard piano works by Rodrigo, my bad, for it is remarkable. Fortunately I corrected this by acquiring this box issued by Brilliant records, for a giveaway price really. The recording is excellent.