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Spanish Rhapsody (Rapsodia Espanola) Opus 70

(Isaac Albeniz)

This piece of music was written by Isaac Albeniz in 1887, possibly in Madrid, Spain, for piano and orchestra.  It has been described as vibrantly percussive” and has had a transcription made by the Composer and arranger, Cristobal Halffter.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra recordings
CBC 5195 (CD: Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
Conductor – Hans Graf
Piano –  Angela Cheng

Here it is performed by Alicia de Laroccha and The London Philharmonic Orchestra.