Guiomar Novaes: Nights In The Gardens Of Spain - De Falla

David Hertzberg
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Images: Video opens with detail from LP label and jacket; image of Novaes from jacket reverse, 2:15; LP jacket, front, 2:26; LP label, 3:53; Billboard magazine ad from 1954 promoting sale of this LP, 4:26; detail from jacket, reverse side, 5:27; LP reverse side, full view, 5:27; the Alhambra, 6:14; November 1946 Billlboard magazine report on death of de Falla, 9:43.

The Brazilian pianist Guiomar Novaes (1895-1979) performs the first movement ((In the Generalife) of Manuel de Falla's "Nights In The Gardens of Spain." Hans Swarowsky conducts the Pro Musica Symphony of Vienna. This recording was made in Vienna in 1954; the LP from which I made this video was issued by Vox later that year, serial number STPL 58.520.

Movement 1: En el Generalife