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A champion of Spanish music, de Burgos is has recorded the complete works of
Manuel de Falla, as well as notable recordings of non-Spanish music, like Orff’s
Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Requiem. With a recording career spanning over five
decades, many of his early recordings were made for EMI in the 1960s and this
atmospheric recording of Spanish favourites is a splendid example.
Recorded on 4, 7, 9 & 10 January 1963 at Salle Wagram, Paris with legendary
producer Victor Olof and engineer Paul Vavasseur.
The original December 1963 review in GRAMOPHONE (appearing somewhat
inconsistent with the conductor’s name – he was born Rafael Frühbeck Frühbeck
but changed his name on becoming professional to include the town of his birth –
de Burgos) remarked: “...these are distinguished performances adding further
to the excellent impression that Rafael Frühbeck has been making recently... The
Albéniz Evocación, for example is most beautifully handled, with an unusually
tender treatment of the ‘copla’ – quite the best recording of this piece so
far... In this, as elsewhere, Frühbeck triumphantly demonstrates that the way to
secure the authentic flavour of Spanish music, with its vivid, trenchant, virile
quality, is not to lush it up... the ‘Rituel Fire Dance’ becomes far more
menacing by reason of its measured control... the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
plays well for this conductor...”
This is a timely reminder of the many recordings made by the great Spanish
conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who at age 80, announced his retirement
from conducting, due to health reasons on June 4, 2014. “I have to recognize
publicly that I have cancer,” the 80-year-old conductor said in a press
statement, “and that in this state of health and with deep sorrow I am not able
to conduct at my standards and the moment to quit professional matters has
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
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Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
1. Danza ritual del fuego (from “El Amor Brujo”)
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Manuel de Falla
1. Danza No.1 (from "La vida breve," Act I)
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) (orch. Arbos)
3. El Corpus en Sevilla