España alla Rossini is a new release by iTinerant Classics with American mezzo Anna Tonna and Spanish pianist Emilio González Sanz, in a program of songs for voice and piano that highlight Rossini’s taste for the Spanish style. This disc includes the participation of tenor Miguel Borrallo and Cuarteto Vocal Cavatina with pianist Aurelio Viribay. Spanish dancer Cristina Gómez Tornamira intervenes with the accompaniment of castanets.
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Recorded 20014 © 2014
Total time: 1 h and 6 mn
Las Canciones de Julio Gómez
The sound disc The Songs of Julio Gomez is a world premiere recording of songs for voice and piano by Spanish composer Julio Gomez (1886-1973), with a sampling of the composers output between 1907 and 1952. True to his nationalist roots, Gomez turned an inward eye in the cultivation of his musical style. With over a hundred songs composed for voice and piano accompaniment that he composed during his lifetime, several of the songs also exist with orchestral accompaniment. The disc selection includes 25 songs which contains several cycles that range from a latent 19th century romanticism to the more ascetic and smore modern language of his last compositions. Recorded at the Sala Manuel de Falla at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid (Spain) With mezzo soprano Anna Tonna and pianist Jorge Robaina.
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Recorded 2011 © 2011 Classic World Sound
Riders to the Sea, Kyrie
Riders to the Sea (59:15), a chamber opera in one act by Marga Richter, is set in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland more than 100 years ago.The libretto, which comes with the CD, is by John M. Synge who, along with W. B. Yeats and Augusta Gregory, founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The CD has 12 tracks, with 11 of them allocated to the opera. Kyrie (7:30) is for string quartet and double bass.
Musicians: Daijiro Ukon, conductor; Susan Holsonbake, soprano (Nora, younger daughter); Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano (Cathleen, older daughter); Melissa Maravell, contralto (Maurya, mother); Aram Tchobanian, tenor (Bartley, son). Assisting vocalists: Julie Nord and William George. Orchestra: flute/piccolo, percussion (bells), harp, accordion and strings. Kyrie is performed by the MOTYL String Quartet with Pawel Knapik, double bass. Leonarda CD #LE358. Duration: 66:45.