Spanish Classics

For me, the music of Spain can be so mesterious and romantic. This recording will surely capture this mood for you in one or more of its many selections:

Alma Espanola

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 ‘Andaluza’, arr. Llobet

Lara, Augustin:

Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: El café de Chinitas
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Las morillas de Jaén
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Anda, jaleo
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Romance de Don Boyso
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Zorongo
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Nana de Sevilla
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: La Tarara
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Los mozos de Monleón
Canciónes (13) españolas antiguas: Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII

Canción negra No. 5, Canto negro
Canción negra No. 4, Cancion de cuna para dormir a un negrito

Aranjuez, ma pensée

Performed by Isabel Leonard (mezzo), Sharon Isbin (guitar)

ALMA ESPAÑOLA presents Grammy Award-winning singer Isabel Leonard alongside Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in premiere recordings.

Duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo, with guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega, are heard in performances that evoke the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain.

The Philadelphia Inquirer described Leonard & Isbin’s performance as ‘Feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases… glimpses of heaven’, and The New York Times referred to the ‘Soulful depth’ of their interpretations.

Here are Isabel Leonard, and Sharon Isbin in music by Falla:


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