This spiky neo-Classical Concerto for Harpsichord defies everyone's expectations. Most listeners anticipate the Impressionism of Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain or the Romantic Spanish color of The Three-Cornered Hat.
Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska, who commissioned the piece, expected a full-blown concerto with the harpsichord having the dominant role. What Falla gave her was, in effect, a sextet in which the harpsichord was only one of six equal partners.
The work is in three movements:
II: Lento (giubiloso Ed Energetico)
III: Vivace (flessibile, Scherzando)
- Fl, Ob, Cl in A, Vln, Cello, Harpsichord (or Piano)
- 14 minutes
- Product Type:
- 2xScores and Set of Parts