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Espana! : Argenta The London Symphony Orchestra


Conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta, the London Symphony Orchestra plays with a rare vitality, pure enjoyment, precision and lucidity. This is a carefully chosen medley of Spanish music which, interestingly enough, was mostly written by non-Spanish composers.
All in all, this has become a legendary recording, which caused quite a stir even in its mono version. The FFSS version ranks among the very best recordings ever issued.


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Sonically, this record – made in 1956/57 – is one of the best ever produced by DECCA. The listener is literally swept off his or her feet. To better enjoy this tremendous experience, we would advise listeners to put their feet up, relax, and listen with rapt attention. A “Do-not-disturb” sign on the door is to be recommended. The tremendous sound emanating from the loudspeakers immediately conveys the rousing nature of the music.


Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
First Movement : Alborada
Second Movement : Variazioni
Third Movement : Alborada
Fourth Movement : Scena e canto gitano
Fifth Movement : Fandango asturiano
Andaluza – Danza espanola No. 5 in E minor, Op.37
Spanish Dances, Book 1, Op. 12
No. 1 in C major
No. 2 in G minor
No. 3 in A major
No. 4 in B flat major
No. 5 in D major


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm