The internationally renowned pianist Joaquín Achúcarro has been described as ‘the consummate artist’ and ‘the leading pianist from Spain’; he has won plaudits and prizes around the world.
In 2000 he was named ‘Artist for Peace’ by UNESCO in recognition of his extraordinary artistic achievements.
This DVD presents an evocative recital of Spanish-inspired music, given by Achúcarro in Madrid, and a triumphant performance of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, recorded in Berlin.
Including a note by Joaquín Achúcarro written for this release.
“I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein” Zubin Mehta
“There is something special with Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano” Sir Simon Rattle