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Sharon Isbin | Isabel Leonard - Alma Espanola is IPR: New Release of the Week

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Mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Sharon Isbin have a new album on Bridge Records called Alma Española. The album features art songs by Spanish composers including Manuel de Falla and Federico Garcia Lorca. Many of the Spanish-language art songs on this album have not been recorded with a guitarist and a native Spanish-speaking singer in over forty years. Isbin created new arrangements of several of the pieces, such as the "Canciones españolas antiguas" of Garcia Lorca and the "Cinco canciones negras" of Xavier Montsalvatge. These arrangements are given their world premieres in this recording.

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