ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909): Complete Piano Music.
Catalogue Number: 08X039
Format: CD reissue
Description: The piano works by Isaac Albéniz range from indisputable masterpieces to ravishing salon music, the composer painting with bright Spanish colors as well as the hues of Classicism and Romanticism. Composed between December 1905 and January 1908, only a year before his death, Iberia is the crowning achievement of the composer’s genius. Baselga’s exhaustive series places Iberia in its proper context, and with the assistance of Albéniz scholar Jacinto Torres, he has been able to access original editions and scores, including rarities such as the Marcha militar by a nine-year-old Albéniz and the composer's two scores for piano and orchestra. We are also given the opportunity to hear three improvisations, transcribed from a phonograph recording made by the composer in 1903. 9 CDs. Miguel Baselga (piano). Original 1998-2017 releases.