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La grande pianiste Louise Bessette honor?e
Louise Bessette presents: Messiaen, Les oiseaux
Louise Bessette - 30 ans de carriere - Le parcours
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1 Lecuona: I. Cordoba  
2 Lecuona: II. Andalucia  
3 Lecuona: III. Alhambra  
4 Lecuona: IV. Gitanerias  
5 Lecuona: V. Guadalquivir  
6 Lecuona: VI. Malaguena  
7 Mompou: La fuente y la campana  
8 Albeniz: Tango op. 164  
9 Turina: I. Zambra  
10 Turina: II. Danza de la seduccion  
11 Turina: III. Danza ritual  
12 Turina: IV. Generalife  
13 Turina: V. Sacro-Monte  
14 Marco: Solea  
15 Evangelista: Nuevas monodias espanolas  
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An exhilarating and elegant concert pianist, Louise Bessette stands out as one of the preeminent performers of music from our times. After having devoted her previous recording to Oliver Messiaen pianist Louise Bessette takes on a totally different musical journey, with a program of Spanish works. Reflections on Spain. Spain: 16th-century superpower, cradle of flamenco, and birthplace of numerous painters and architects. But is it possible to capture the true essence of Spain, which still inspires Hispanic and foreign composers alike' Can one extract a particular sound or colour from its 17 autonomous communities, 50 provinces and 8,112 municipalities' Should one even try' In the preface to his 20 Cantos populares espaoles, Joaquýn Nin himself compared Spain's then 47 provinces to a 47-note scale that possessed the power to express every shade of joy, sadness, love and hope.

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