TANGOS Y HABANERAS EN LA MÚSICA ESPAÑOLA
ALBÉNIZ, FALLA, TURINA, ESPLÁ, PALAU
Marisa BLANES, Piano. SEVERAL RECORDS *****
In these days when the identity of Spanish is so awkwardly questioned, the audition of this album gives a lot to think about with its fascinating journey through tango and habanera, those two dances that merge and interweave each other and extend their thousands arms throughout the Pan-Hispanic world. Albéniz, Falla, Turina, Esplá, Ernesto Halfter, Vicente Asencio, Manuel Palau, Antoni Torrandell, Montsalvatge, Ángeles López Artiga, Leonora Milá, José Luis Turina, Tomás Marco and Carlos Cruz de Castro, are the stopovers of a trip in which Catalonia seems-for God’s sake! -to have something to do with it. Marisa Blanes is the splendid protagonist of this album. His fingers shed with “angel” and gallantry the lazy and indolent grace of these airs that, in their seductive and sinuous elegance, enclose a whole way of being and being in the world.
ABC, 28 de agosto de 2013 – Álvaro Marías