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Tonight, another take on Spain, with Manuel de Falla’s patriotic celebration of his home country, which showcases folksongs he collected and arranged, much to the tastes of early twentieth-century Parisian audiences under the spell of hispanisme. From Falla’s suite to Stravinsky’s, drawn from his darkly comic ballet composed during World War I. The second half features Franck’s Romantic masterpiece, stirring in its harmonic twists and turns and thrilling in its propulsive Finale.
MANUEL DE FALLA
Suite Populaire Espagnole
Sergiu Schwartz, violin • Tao Lin, piano
Suite from The Soldier’s Tale
Jon Manasse, clarinet • David Bowlin, violin • Tony Cho, piano
Piano Quintet in F Minor
Sergiu Schwartz, Janet Ying, violin • Masumi Per Rostad, viola • Jeffrey Zeigler, cello • Julian Martin, piano
Sponsored by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.