Enrique Jorda – Decca Recordings 1950-51


Enrique Jorda – Decca Recordings 1950-51
Label
Decca/Eloquence
Catalogue No.
484040
Barcode
4840403
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
PAUL DUKAS (1865–1935)
1 L’Apprenti sorcier

MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804–1857)
2 Ruslan and Lyudmila – Overture

EMMANUEL CHABRIER (1841–1894)
3 Danse slave (from Le Roi malgré lui)

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
4 Danza Española (from La Vida breve)

ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867–1916)
5–7 Danzas Españolas, Op. 37 Nos. 5, 2 & 6

JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882–1949)
8–9 La Procesión del Rocio – Symphonic Poem, Op. 9

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860–1909)
Iberia (orchestrated by Arbós)
10 Book I No. 2: El Puerto
11 Book II No. 3: Triana

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
12 Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
L’Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris

CD 2
MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
1–3 Noches en los Jardines de España
Clifford Curzon, piano

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
(1841–1904)
4–7 Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’*
New Symphony Orchestra of London

Enrique Jordá

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: unknown (Dukas, Glinka, Chabrier, Falla: La Vida breve, Granados, Turina, Albéniz, Tchaikovsky); John Culshaw (Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España, Dvořák)
Balance Engineers: unknown (Dukas, Glinka, Chabrier, Falla: La Vida breve, Granados, Turina, Albéniz, Tchaikovsky); Kenneth Wilkinson (Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España, Dvořák)
Recording Locations: La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 24 February 1950 (Dukas, Glinka, Chabrier, Tchaikovsky), 28 February 1950 (Falla: La Vida breve, Granados, Turina, Albéniz); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 2 July 1951 (Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España, Dvořák)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca Releases: LX 3013 (Dukas, Glinka, Chabrier): October 1950; LXT 2521 (Falla: La Vida breve, Granados, Turina, Albéniz – released as ‘Music of Spain’): October 1950; LXT 2531 (Tchaikovsky): October 1950; LXT 2621 (Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España): September 1951; LXT 2608 (Dvořák): September 1951

Reviews

“Mastery of the involutions of Spanish rhythms makes mastery of the healthier Czech meters easy, and the very talented Spaniard Jorda gives us here the most rousing performance on records, variation without diffusion, nuance without affectation.” High Fidelity, Spring 1952 (Dvořák)

“The new Nights in the Garden of Spain will be the touchstone by which future performances must be judged.” High Fidelity, Spring 1952

“A stunning Sorcier … The Glinka is just as alert and satisfying … The whole thing ripples along perfectly. A very old gentleman to whom I played it said it reminded him of the Empire in palmy days; this made me wish that I, too, were an octogenarian.” Gramophone, November 1950 (Dukas, Glinka, Chabrier)

“Splendid recording … I strongly recommend it for our English climate … This rich record holds many delights.’ Gramophone, November 1950 (‘Music from Spain’)