Marc-André Hamelin - Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 125:43 minutes | 582 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
The twelve extended pieces which make up Albéniz’ Iberia are not only the composer’s greatest work, but also the greatest piano work to come out of Spain. Fired by his discovery of the music of Ravel and Debussy, Albéniz transformed his earlier salon style, which essentially produced charming but slight ‘picture postcards’ of Spain, into a language which was much more complex—harmonically, texturally and pianistically—and which created a series of tone poems which capture the spiritual essence of Spain.