29 May 2018

FALLA: Suite Populaire Espagnole

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 29 May 2018
Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla Photo: By A(lfonso) Ciarán (La ilustración española y americana) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The Suite Populaire Espagnole is by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.

He published six of his Seven Popular Spanish Songs of 1914 in a setting for violin and piano. This arrangement for cello and piano is by Maurice Maréchal.

The six songs are: El paño moruno, Asturiana, Jota, Nana, Canción and Polo.   The one called Nana is an arrangement of an old Andalusian lullaby that Falla’s mother sang to him as a young child.

Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Jian Liu (piano)

Recorded 1 May 2016, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Engineer: Graham Kennedy

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