Part of SA1 Saturday Evening 1
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos , conductor
Nancy Fabiola Herrera , (Salud) mezzo-soprano
Cristina Faus , (Abuela) soprano
Daniela Mack , mezzo-soprano
Vicente Ombuena , (Paco) tenor
Alfredo García , (Tío Sarvaor) baritone
Josep Miquel Ramón , (Manuel) bass-baritone
Gustavo Peña , (Voz de la fragua) tenor
Núria Pomares , bailarina
Pedro Sanz , cantaor
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas , guitar
Los Angeles Master Chorale , Grant Gershon, music director
About This Performance
Life and death, light and dark: Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos pairs Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony with Falla’s gritty tale of a woman wronged. Light on its feet, the Eighth is full of abstract dance gestures, while Falla drew on Spanish traditional song and dance for his two-act opera.
A rare complete performance of La vida breve, led by a conductor who recorded a definitive version and sparked by flamenco artists.
Some of Beethoven’s best musical jokes, delivered at high speed.
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