The Australian Chamber Orchestra brings its trademark passion and virtuosity to the music of Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) in this recording of Asturias (Leyenda), featuring brilliant Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan.
Asturias (Leyenda) has been described as ‘pure Andalusian flamenco’ – and yet it was originally written for the piano, not the guitar. This new version for guitar and string orchestra from the Australian Chamber Orchestra returns the iconic work to the instrument it was designed to invoke, while also using the orchestral colours to heighten the evocative power of the music.
With the world premiere live performances of this arrangement, originally scheduled for 2021, cancelled due to COVID, the ACO seized the moment to make this studio recording, which ABC Classic is delighted to now make available across digital platforms to music lovers around the world.
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1. ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Astrurias (Leyenda)
Arranged for guitar and string orchestra by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Slava Grigoryan, Guitar
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti Director and Violin
Release date: 9 December 2022
Label: ABC Classic
Catalogue number: DIGITAL