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Reviews: Turina: Danzas Fantasticas etc, Debussy: Iberia - Cincinnati/Lopez-Cobos

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Review by lenw June 8, 2004 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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“The Turina works...are worth the price of this disc...These pieces are delightful: joyous, sunny, even rollicking at times, and these performances do them justice...Another winner.” -- The Absolute Sound

These compositions which depict images of Spain are beautifully played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The soundstage is very realistic with lots of width and depth.

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Review by threerandot June 17, 2010 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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This is truly a magical disc and will catch your breath. The recording has plenty of air and the CSO and Lopez-Cobos are more than up to the task with these works which are colorful and evocative. Another fine Telarc disc that I have spun many times. The Iberia does not disappoint and is filled with the wonderful colors, sights and sounds of Spain. Thankfully there is this wonderful disc of Debussy and Turina on SACD which I know I will spin many times in years to come. I have always adored The Images and these are wonderfully played.

The Turina is just like sunshine that has been captured and like the Debussy, they are played with wonderful vivacity. Truly a disc of animated performances with a conductor who knows this repertoire.

It would be nice to see a cycle of more Ravel and Debussy works with this pairing of the CSO and Lopez-Cobos. Lovers of Spanish and French repertoire will be drawn to this. A very worthwhile purchase with top-rate Telarc Surround Sound and performances. Don't miss this one if you love this repertoire. How about more French and Spanish music from this combination on Telarc?

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