Esplá: Romanza Antigua - CD
This page lists all recordings of Romanza Antigua, by Óscar Esplá (1886-1976) on CD.
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Óscar Esplá: Music for Piano
Óscar Esplá was born in Alicante, Spain in 1886 or 1889. This places Esplá in the same generation as his countrymen Joaquin Turina (b.1883) and Federico Mompou (b.1893).
His output includes a dozen stage works, some unfinished, and several large scale symphonic pieces incorporating chorus. His purely instrumental works include an unpublished Symphony in D (1912), orchestral arrangements his own piano pieces, two suites for chamber orchestra based on folksongs, and the Symphony ‘Aitana’ (1958). There are two published String Quartets, a Piano Trio, Piano Quintet and several duo works with piano. The piano was an important feature of Esplá’s early successes: he was an outstanding pianist, and performer of his own early neo-classical pieces Romanza antigua, Impressiones musicales Op.2, and the Scherzo Op.5. The piano would remain a vehicle for his profoundest emotions throughout his life. Much of his keyboard music consists of ‘impressions’ particularly of a child’s world, or ‘evocations’ of the landscapes of Alicante.
“What I found refreshing in all the works on the discs is an air of childlike innocence that helps to make them immediately attractive...[Jones] is the perfect advocate for these wonderfully simple but beautifully crafted delicate little pieces. He plays all of them with great sensitivity and a real feeling for the colour.” MusicWeb International, January 2013
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Oscar Esplá - Complete Works for Piano, Volume 1
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