A Tribute to Spain

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Ansermet Spain

COMPOSERS: Debussy,Falla,Ravel
LABELS: CASAVELLE
WORKS: Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Hommages; Debussy: Iberia; Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
PERFORMER: Arthur Rubinstein (piano); Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet
CATALOGUE NO: VEL 3134

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In A Tribute to Spain Ansermet is in his element in Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Debussy’s Iberia, which are both delightfully evocative, while Falla’s Homenajes is utterly charming.

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The jewel, though, is the partnership with Arthur Rubinstein in Nights in the Gardens of Spain, conductor, soloist and orchestra combining to sparkling effect. Christopher Dingle