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Cantos de Espana Op. 232 (Songs of Spain)

(Isaac Albeniz)

This piece by Isaac Albeniz was written for piano in 5 movements:

(i)                Preludio
(ii)               Oriental
(iii)              Bajo la Palmera
(iv)              Cordoba
(v)               Seguidillas

When the Suite Espanola was published after his death in 1918 more pieces were added to it and the “Preludio” and “Seguidillas” from this work became “Asturias” and “Castilla” for the revised version.

Ruth Laredo recordings
Songs of Spain
MCA 6265 (CD: Ruth Laredo Plays Albeniz and de Falla)
Piano – Ruth Laredo

Here’s “Oriental” performed by Alicia de Larrocha…