TOMÁS BRETÓN (1850-1923): Escenas andaluzas, En la Alhambra, Preludes from Guzmán el bueno, La Dolores and Los amantes de Teruel, Prelude and Sardana from Garin.
Catalogue Number: 01K051
Description: The 26-minute suite of four Andalucian "scenes" (1894) is one of the most colorful and tuneful works of its type you'll ever have heard. And the recording is spectacular (something sadly becoming rare these days). Since Bretón is known practically only as a zarzuela composer, it's good to have not just this but also the preludes for four of his "serious" operas as well. Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Miguel Roa.