Falla: El sombrero de tres picos - Ansermet
Analogue Productions CAPC 2296 SA
Classical - Orchestral
Falla: The Three Cornered Hat, Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve
Teresa Berganza (mezzo)
L'orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
This timeless gem is performed by L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Ernest Ansermet. This is a performance to be known as "one of the greats." The composition, Three-Cornered Hat, was premiered by Ansermet, and with its lively rhythms, subtle narratives, dynamic development and vivid contrast and tone colors, this version is a masterly performance that none other appears able to exceed. The performance illustrates the ethnic taste that is rich in wild beauty in a truly vivid and dynamic way, while highlighting the lyricism of Falla's music in a sophisticated, uncompromising manner. The solo singing by the young Berganza is also worth a listen.