Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Musica para Orquesta - Orchestral Works 1818-1824 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 253.39 Mb + 36.72 Mb (Scans) | 59:06
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera - FUG522
It is not difficult to include Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's entire orchestral output on CD, such as it is. The "Spanish Mozart" produced only three overtures and a symphony before his premature death at age 19. Jordi Savall produced a great disc of the symphony, but included only two of the three overtures, for Astrée with Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in 1995. Fuga Libera's Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Música para Orquestra contains all three overtures in addition to the symphony, and while the performances don't have quite the mischievous sparkle of Savall's, Paul Dombrecht and the Belgian period-instrument orchestra achieve something quite different with Arriaga's music here.