Morning Classical playlist for 06/23/2011

Anneke Dunbar-Gronke
Artist Title Album Label Link
Edouard Lalo; The Philadelphia Orchestra Concerto in D Minor for Cello and Orchestra Columbia
Edouard Lalo; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Symphonie Espagnole EMI Studio
Emmanuel Chabrier; Detroit Symphony Espana mercury
Claude Debussy, The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Images Set III for Orchestra - Iberia Epic
Manuel de Falla; Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris Nights of the Gardens of Spain Westminster
Manuel de Falla; Marilyn Horne Siete Canciones Populares
Manuel de Falla; Simon Bolivar National Orchestra a Claude Debussy, Finale (Jota) from the Three-Cornered Hat

A program of 'posers', this program begins with a series of French composers and their forays into the Spanish style, showcasing their respective abilities to alter their own personal trademarks to create sounds that are different from what we are used to hearing from Debussy, Chabrier, Lalo and the like. The program then ends with 'the real McCoy,' if you will, with some orchestral pieces and songs by Manuel de Falla, a truly Spanish composer. To conclude the program, the penultimate piece, 'a Claude Debussy,' brings us back full circle, with a Spanish composer giving a nod to a French composer and taking on bits of French compositional style.