Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Granada City Orch, Kees Bakels - Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 69:33 min | 630 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2009
In 1878 Édouard Lalo wrote to the Spanish violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate: ‘Your arrival in my life has been my greatest artistic opportunity… without you, I would have continued to write insignificant odds and ends’. The three works gathered here all spring from this arrival, beginning with the Violin Concerto, composed in 1873. The melodious and charming concerto held a great significance for the composer, who regarded it as his first work truly worthy of the name. In the eye of the public it was soon to be overshadowed, however.