NICOLÁS RUIZ ESPADERO (1832-1890): 5 Grands Transcriptions (Poliuto, Faust, Op. 51, Un ballo in maschera, Op. 46, Il trovatore, Op. 44, La traviata), Preludio, Innocence-caprice, Op. 23, Pureza y calma, Ossian Polka, Sur le tombe de Gottschalk, Op. 68, Valse idéale, Op. 60, Souvenir d’autrefois (Nocturne), Op. 11.
Catalogue Number: 11V030
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0544
Description: Espadero’s was the most prominent name in Cuban music in the second half of the 19th century, both at home and abroad. His output ranges from delicate Chopinesque salon miniatures to barnstorming Lisztian operatic paraphrases that demand a fearsome virtuoso technique to do justice to their high-Romantic swagger. José Raúl López (piano).