Wednesday, November 28, 2012
"Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat" (Vinyl)
Manuel de Falla is best known for a couple of orchestral works that endure in the symphonic literature. One of them is the suite that Falla himself compiled from music he wrote for his ballet, "The Three-Cornered Hat."
Sergei Diaghilev (of the Ballet Russes) championed the ballet and this recording by Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic is the unconventional full ballet-length recording. While there are moments that make less sense, there is a fair amount of beautiful music that didn't make it into the orchestral suite.
Posted by T. at 3:48 PM