• Concertino for piano and orchestra
• Divertimento concertante for 2 pianos and orchestra
• Seis poesías de Antonio Machado
• Tres textos cervantinos
• Concerto for horn and orchestra
Real Filharmonia de Galicia / Maximino Zumalave
This is the first recording of works by José Arriola, Spanish composer, who lived from 1895 till 1954.
José “Pepita”Arriola was an extraordinary child prodigy on the piano, he was called the “Galician Mozart’, Arthur Nikisch brought him to Leipzig and Berlin, and soon he played the most important venues of the world, performing for Kaiser Wilhelm II with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Cargenie Hall, Metropolitan, and many others.
This new recording presents Arriola’s Concertino for piano & orchestra, the horn concerto, divertimento for 2 pianos and orchestra, and two song cycles for voice and orchestra.
Arriola’s style is firmly rooted in the 19th century, seeking for beauty, experimenting withcolour, texture, chromaticism, unusual tonal combinations, harsh dissonances: a world of sensuality and emotion, lyrical and melancholy.
Performed by 100% Spanish forces: the Real Filharmonia de Galicia conducted by Maximino Zumalave and excellent Spanishsoloists.
The booklet contains extensive liner notes in English and Spanish
Brilliant Classics 2cds 95797BR
|Release Period||October 2018|