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Gems of the Repertoire II: Spanish Music

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Emmanuel Chabrier, detail of Around the Piano, oil on canvas by Henri Fantin-Latour, 1885; in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

For the second episode of "Gems of the Repertoire," host Frank Byrne concocts a program of Spanish music by non-Spanish composers. This playlist includes incredible works by Chabrier, Bizet, Glinka and Massenet, some of which were inspired by Spanish indigenous dance music.

Compositions and Recordings

Capriccio brillante (Spanish Overture No. 1), Mikhail Glinka
Neville Mariner, Staatskapelle Dresden

Carmen Fantasy, Pablo de Sarasate
Alejandro Posada, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León featuring violinist Gil Shaham

España Rhapsody, Emmanuel Chabrier
Igor Markevich, Spanish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra

Le Cid Ballet Music, Jules Massenet
Robert Irving, London Symphony Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.