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Ansermet: Falla – El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Debussy – Images (FLAC)

Ansermet: Falla - El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Debussy - Images (FLAC)

Ansermet: Falla – El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Debussy – Images (FLAC)

Composer: Claude Achille Debussy, Manuel de Falla
Performer: Teresa Berganza
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Eloquence
Catalogue: ELQ4807839
Release: 2016
Size: 381 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos – Part 1
01. Introduction
02. Afternoon
03. Dance Of The Miller’s Wife
04. The Grapes

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos – Part 2
05. Dance of the Neighbours
06. The Miller’s Dance
07. The Corregidor’s Dance
08. Final dance

Falla: La vida breve
09. Interlude – Spanish Dance No.1

Debussy: Images for orchestra, L. 122
10. 1. Gigues

Debussy: Images for orchestra: II. Ibéria
11. 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
12. 2. Les parfums de la nuit
13. 3. Le matin d’un jour de fête

Debussy: Images for orchestra, L. 122
14. 3. Rondes de printemps

During the war, Falla wrote a pantomime ballet titled El Corregidor y la Molinera (‘The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife’) based on a novella by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Sergei Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, was at the 1917 premiere. Liking what he saw, Diaghilev imagined that the ballet, with modifications, would be perfect for his then eight-year-old company. Falla accepted the commission, and the new ballet, now called El sombrero de tres picos (‘The Three-Cornered Hat’) was premiered in London in 1919. Diaghilev had intended to have Falla himself conduct the ballet, but the composer quickly realized that he was not up to the task, and so the responsibility went to 35-year-old Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, who had conducted the Ballets Russes since 1915.


It has been stunningly re-mastered for this reissue and is coupled with Debussy’s highly picturesque triptych “Images”. This continues the much-lauded Ansermet Legacy on Decca which has systematically mined the Decca archive for re-issues of much valuable material, some of it released on CD for the first time.

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