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Siete canciones populares españolas, by Manuel de Falla, is one of the most popular cycles of folk-songs in music history. Originally written for piano and voice, there are transcriptions for voice and guitar, cello and piano and two versions for orchestra.
Heart breaking and passionate to the bones, Polo concludes the cycle of the “Siete canciones populares españolas” with a lover screaming its head off.
Second to last of the cycle “Canción” is apparently cheerful, but an underlying anger accompanies the whole piece.
Pickwick was a great program from RAI TV. Last December the same RAI TV humiliated the RAI Orchestra in an unprecedented way.
Djamileh, Bizet’s first mature opera, came right before Carmen. Its music is rich, sensual and beautifully orchestrated, totally worth the listening.
An Andalusian lullaby, Nana is gloomy, sad, soothing and cradling, all in two pages of pure beauty.