Villa-Lobos: Caixinha de Bôas Festas (The Surprise Box); de Falla; Homenajes (Homage) - Rome Symphony Orchestra/J. J. Castro; Albéniz: Iberia (orch. Arbós) - Paris Conservatory Orchestra/Ataulfo Argen...
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KHCD-2012-057DL (MONO) - Villa-Lobos: Caixinha de Bôas Festas (The Surprise Box); de Falla; Homenajes (Homage) - Rome Symphony Orchestra/J. J. Castro; Albéniz: Iberia (orch. Arbós) - Paris Conservatory Orchestra/Ataulfo Argenta - The Surprise Box is a ballet for children, composed by Villa-Lobos in 1923. It tells the story of Nini, a poor little girl who never had any toys even at Christmas time. The score contains numerous hints and reflections of the Brazilian folk style for which Villa-Lobos is famous. This is the only known recording (from 1954) of this delightful ballet, released on a shaded-dog RCA LP in 1957. Homage is de Falla's only work for orchestra alone, and was his last composition. It consists of four movements, dedicated to the musicians E.F. Arbós, Debussy, Dukas and Felipe Pedrell. Five movements of Albéniz's nine-movement Iberia were orchestrated by Arbós around 1914, and are presented here in a wide-range1952 Decca recording. Produced by customer request