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Triana (Albeniz)

(Isaac Albeniz)

This piece of music written by Isaac Albeniz is the third and final work from Book 2 of the collection of Spanish music and dances, Iberia.  Triana is the gypsy quarter in the Spanish city of Seville with flamenco traditions, and the music is a mixture of a Pasodoble and a Sevillanas, with taconeo (heelwork) and castanets adding to the rhythm.  A secondary theme using variations is used before the original music is reinstated and also concludes the piece.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings
RCA 62586 (CD: Spain)
Conductor – Fritz Reiner

Alicia de Larrocha recordings
London 417 795 – 2 (CD: Spanish Fireworks)
Piano – Alicia de Larrocha

Trio Campanella recordings
NAX 8.557064 (CD: Iberia)