Nicolás Ruiz ESPADERO: Piano Music, Volume One

In this second volume of his survey of Cuban composers for the piano, José Raúl López presents the work of Nicolás Ruiz Espadero (1832–90), the most prominent name in Cuban music in the second half of the nineteenth century, both at home and abroad. Espadero’s output ranges from delicate Chopinesque salon miniatures to barnstorming Lisztian operatic paraphrases that demand a fearsome virtuoso technique to do justice to their high-Romantic swagger.

José Raúl López, piano

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    5 Grands Transcriptions (?1870–80)

  1. No. 5 La traviata
  2. Preludio (c. 1889)

  3. Preludio
  4. 5 Grands Transcriptions

  5. No. 3 Un ballo in maschera, Op. 46
  6. Innocence-caprice, Op. 23 (c. 1850)

  7. Innocence-caprice
  8. 5 Grands Transcriptions

  9. No. 1 Poliuto
  10. No. 2 Faust, Op. 51
  11. Pureza y calma (1889)

  12. Pureza y calma
  13. Ossian Polka (late 1850s?)

  14. Ossian Polka
  15. Sur la tombe de Gottschalk, Op. 68 (1870)*

  16. Sur la tombe de Gottschalk
  17. Valse idéale, Op. 60 (publ. 1874)

  18. Valse idéale
  19. Souvenir d’autrefois (Nocturne), Op. 11 (late 1850s?)

  20. Souvenir d’autrefois
  21. 5 Grands Transcriptions

  22. No. 4 Il trovatore, Op. 44

ALL EXCEPT* First recordings


Catalogue No: TOCC0544
EAN/UPC: 5060113445445
Release Date: 01.11.2019
Composer: Nicolás Ruiz Espadero
Artists: José Raúl López


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